In and among all this chaos,
While there have been parts of my life in which I have largely ignored my calling for “shiny things,” now is not one of those times. There is nothing for me in those places of my past, but I appreciate the lessons that were given to me.
After seeing the hurtful and sometimes wacky side of Christianity, I was turned off, disgusted, to be honest. I decided that Christianity was a religion “not for me.” As an Interfaith Minister there is no shortage of paths, so I explored them all. Each are inroads and out roads of the same universal truth, a truth I don’t think humanity will ever fully grasp.
As a fatherless daughter, I discovered my need to follow Jesus, but struggled with reconciling my feminist view points, my acceptance and celebration of LGBTQ love, and so on, with the tenets of Christianity. But then I remembered:
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
– Leviticus 19:18
In all of this chaos, I have decided to fix my eyes one pointed, fully focused, on seeking and being imbued by the Holy Spirit. There is nothing that can separate that which is not separate to begin with; practicing mindfulness amplifies our connection and awareness of the divine.
WOMEN. WYMYN. TRANSWOMEN.
This is the call: to seek to fully understand God through loving one another; to unify the human family. Have you heard it?
If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?
For those that love Jesus and stand by his precepts, this is our time to exemplify him.