Today I had a long conversation with a friend of mine and was able to share the Gospel with him. (Hallelujah!) He really is hungry for the truth, otherwise I couldn’t tell why we would walk and talk for multiple hours about topics like the evil in the human heart, sin, purpose, truth, forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ.
I already knew that he was an atheist not at last through the interview I did with him for the core module. In the conversation today he shared with me that he is a homosexual and that he was struggling with this all of his childhood. He always had to hide and suppress his feelings, and he feared telling anyone, not even his brother or parents. It wasn’t until he moved to Vienna to study that he was able to finally accept himself as he is and to tell his family about his sexual orientation. He also told me that he loves someone.
One of the struggles he has to believe in God is that he doesn’t get how it can be wrong to love someone of the same sex and how love can be wrong. I tried to answer very carefully, for this is really a question from his heart, and told him about characteristics of God - that He is good and that He loves us and cannot lie - and told him that God knows what is best for us, for He made us and knows best how we flourish, and that this kind of relationship is not a thing God intended for us.
I wanted to ask you all to pray for him, and if you know good resources concerning this question I would really appreciate it if you could share them with me.