Pi squared plus the cube root of tan minus the hypotenuse of… Ok scratch that, there is no formula for the quantification of sin. No hierarchal structure segregating the various transgressions. There are no uptown sins or downtown sins, no sophisticated sins or ghetto sins. Sin a sin! No sin is greater than the other and we are not qualified to cast the first or second stone simply because we sin differently.
So a church sister gets pregnant. Yes, it may be a little surprising at first, you are wondering “Should I say congratulations or should I say oops?” Well here is a list of what not to say and what you may:
What NOT to say
“The blood is against you”
Who gave you the power to put any blood against anyone?
“OMG what happened?”
Please don’t ask such stupid questions, you know what happened. The penis entered the vagina several times until the… What am I doing? You know what happened.
“Quickly! Get married now!”
Shotgun marriages are things of the past. Don’t force people to get married, especially with the high divorce rate.
“So, you found out how the water walked to the pumpkin’s belly”
If you say this then you are an old 80 year old woman who has never had a spouse all her life and thrives on the mistakes of the young.
“Was it an accident?”
-_- yea, she just tripped and fell right into pregnancy. Again, don’t ask stupid questions.
What You May Say
Children are blessings from God. Be very thankful especially for a successful birth!
“Is it a boy or a girl”
Express ‘GENUINE’ interest in the baby. Let the couple know you care.
“Is everything okay? Do you need anything?”
Offer assistance where possible.
“Can I be the Godfather/mother?”
Again offer assistance if needed.
And finally, ensure you invite your sister to church. She may be a little embarrassed, but be there to provide encouragement. Spiritual help is needed more than anything to bring comfort.
Sexual temptation is a very powerful thing and as a young man I find significant contrast between the desires of the ‘flesh’ and that of the ‘spirit’.
Whenever I see a young lady with a waist hip ratio of 0.6, a concentration of adipocytes around and over her gluteus maximus, who walks as if her spine is permanently concave, quite often my bulbospongiosus muscle does not refrain from contracting itself. So I know too well the difficulties associated with temptation. Without spiritual help, how will we overcome? Humans are not perfect, but thanks to grace its perfectly okay not to be, as we aim to be the best we can. Sexual sins, like lying, stealing and coveting the possessions of others are all opposed by God. It is therefore not fair to judge simply because an individual’s sin has been made obvious, remember God knows our every thought.
Let us encourage and assist each other to avoid sin in all its forms. Pray for the guidance of the holy spirit to direct our every actions and decisions as we recognize that alone, without God, we may do nothing.
– Aldeam Facey 2015