On Wednesday night, SBS TV aired the show ‘Living with the enemy’, in which Glenquarie Anglican minister David Ould hosted a gay couple for five days, after which he then lived in their world for a further five days.
In this reality TV show, the two opposing parties tried to help their opponent understand their view of marriage.
David had some good opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus with his opponents and with the television viewers.
But the best thing about the show was the opportunity to demonstrate truthful, loving interaction with those who oppose the Biblical viewpoint.
At one stage, David is asked by one of the homosexual men whether Jesus would offer congratulations to the couple if he attended a gay wedding ceremony.
David replied by saying that “Jesus goes to many, many, people who he disagrees with. And he loves them profoundly. And he calls them to change.”
Let’s pray that we too might follow David’s example of engaging with our world as he himself seeks to model himself on Jesus.
[Updated to correct facts about the question relating to the question about the gay wedding ceremony and to clarify re: the hosting arrangements David provided]