Don't Focus on the Family

Andrew Sullivan sums up Jesus’ teaching on the family:

“As a Christian, it’s the Gospels that, to me, represent the greatest celebration of friendship as well as some of the most brutal attacks on the family ever written. It’s always staggered me how the church has managed to ignore this for so long in favor of a cult of the family that Jesus clearly violated in almost everything he did.”

It fascinates me that Christians in this day and age are constantly afraid that people might idolize cars or work or sex but also actively encourage the idolization of some nebulous concept of family.