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From Briar Whitehead’s book “Craving for Love”,  a beautiful parable for those who struggle with same sex attraction.

The Pit

A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.

Respectable people came along and said:
“We don’t associate with pit-dwellers.”

An empathist came along and said:
“I really feel for you in that pit.”

A sociobiologist came along and said:
“You were born in your pit.”

A psychiatrist came along and said:
“It can be very destructive to remove people from pits they were born in.”

A psychologist came along and said:
“Accept your pit, that way you’ll be happy.”

A gay activist came along and said:
“Fight for the right to stay in your pit.”

A politician came along and said:
“Discrimination against pits is illegal.”

A researcher came along and said:
“What an interesting pit.”

A religious fundamentalist came along and said:
“You deserve your pit.”

A religious liberal came along and said:
“Your pit is God’s beautiful gift to you.”

A charismatic came along and said:
“Just confess you’re not in that pit.”

His mother came along and said:
“It’s your father’s fault you’re in that pit.”

His father came along and said:
“It’s your mother’s fault you’re in that pit.”

His wife came along and said:
“It’s all my fault you’re in that pit.”

But Jesus, seeing the man, loved him, and reaching into the pit put his arms around him and pulled him out.