Monday, November 25, 2013

What Broke My Heart: Part 1

As a fatigued woman fueled by adrenaline I tried to give a church that had been beloved to me one more chance as I struggled with my faith. A speaker came, the talk was harmless, but at the end,
at the end someone decided the Q&A was a great time to discuss
how gay sex is the worst that could have happened to this world
and not one spoke a word of dispute.

My wearied bones cried Enough!
And I bolted upright and stormed through the doors
fumbling in my purse for a light and a cigarette
and a release
from all the two dimensional thinking that has always sought to rule this multi-dimensional life.

He’ll set everything right among the nations.
He won’t call attention to what he does
with loud speeches or gaudy parades.
He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt
and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant
but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right

-The Prophet Isaiah, as interpreted by The Message translation

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