“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the City of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.”—
Mayor Thomas M. Menino
We are on the forefront of inclusion, where we don’t include those who disagree with us. We don’t tolerate those who don’t tolerate. It’s hard to even tolerate ourselves!
Only with Christ comes perfect tolerance and inclusion. Only the message of the Gospel can move humans to recognize the utter sinfulness of other humans, but sacrifice for and love them like Christ did for the Church. Only with the Gospel comes true humility. Only Christians can believe that homosexual acts are sinful—and premarital, heterosexual acts also—, yet embrace all humans regardless of their sin.
To me, if an ex is able to stay friends with you after a breakup, it tells you that when you guys were together, they actually liked you for you, and that being with you was just a way to get to know you better. They’re a keeper if they can look past the awkwardness of the fact you guys had a thing, and be friends just like before.