You've got a great gift, Jesus said, a powerful message, a bright and shining light. And when you've got a light like that--you don't hide it under a bushel basket. No! You set it high on a lampstand. You let it shine through all the house.
Sisters and brothers, this is Pride Sunday and we are a proud people and we will not hide our faith or our church or our delightful diversity under a bushel basket. Today we lift it high, as if on a lampstand, here in Abbott Square! Today, we all come out! We come out as lovers and seekers. We come out as allies and advocates. We come out as queer disciples of a queer Christ--who loves the whole world (and every one of us in it) with a fierce and undying love.
So sing proud.
Lift up your many voices.
Pray hard for peace.
And shine your light--shine it bright for all God's children to see!
|Peace @ Pride: 6/7/15|