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If You've Heard Someone Say 'Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin,' You Should Share This With Them

I have to admit, as a devout Christian, I grew up with some pretty strong views about homosexuality. Then my cousin came out, and that forced my views under a different light. Here, a pastor shares the story of a late-night phone call from a mom about a deeply theological question ... and the reason she's asking breaks his heart. At 0:49, he shares the story. At 3:42, he talks about the thing that always forces us to think differently. And at 4:19, he rebuts perhaps one of the most commonly used refrains about homosexuality in church.

If You've Heard Someone Say 'Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin,' You Should Share This With Them
If you're a Christian, like I am, and this challenged some long-held beliefs, I would love it if you shared it to start a conversation with your friends. If you're an avowed atheist but have friends whom this may speak to, it would be great for you to share as well. Just remember: Always start from a place of love, cuz trolling never helps anyone.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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