This morning I caught an interesting programme on BBC Worldservice ” Wrestling with God”
David Baker a Gay man and practising Jew has had to wrestle with these two sides to his identity leading to many hours of praying and soul searching, exploring whether he could still remain within his faith.
Just after the Orlando shootings in June 2016, David was invited to the Iftar, the fast breaking meal after Ramadan, and it was there that he realised that Jews and Muslims have more in common than he had first thought.
He met fellow Jews and Muslims who have had to wrestle with their faith, explore the teachings and scriptures and argue with God to come to a place in their lives where their sexuality does not preclude them from being faithful.
You can listen to it here:
Joanne Manson- FTL Member