It has been a trying period.
Reading all the comments, letters, posts, articles on section 377A has worn me out mentally and emotionally. i struggle because i am both gay and Christian. When the Christians attack the LGBT community, i feel pained. When the LGBT community respond in anger (and in many ways, justifiable anger), i feel pained too. i wonder how you are doing?
i had to slow down. As i was preparing for this Sunday’s sermon, i watched the services in missed for the Sundays i was away and i was moved to tears. Moved by how God is working in this community and who God called us to be – to step into the breach where the heat is the most intense and be the testimonies to God’s love.
Like what Heather said, we are not just about the repeal of 377A – we are pilgrims on a journey to draw the circle ever wider, to witness to God’s radical love.
In this time when you may find yourself worn out, drained, and exhausted, remember Jesus’ words – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
We will overcome, because love is always stronger.