Come in! Come in!

"If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a Hope-er, a Pray-er, a Magic Bean buyer; if you're a pretender, come sit by my fire. For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!" -- Shel Silverstein

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our heroic gang

A poetic reflection from our David in Montreal (reprinted with permission)

outliving the lies of their individual and collective up-bringings
the mockery, the violence, rejection and fear of their adolescence
stepping out of the 'cures' of their hetrosexual marriages

throwing off the oppression of the closet
day-by-day perhaps stepping beyond the percieved limitations of their 'otherness'

and through God's unfailing grace, in time coming out in their congregations
stepping up for ordination

and in one radiantly extraordinary case consecration

and that's to not even mention all the incredible straight brothers and sisters who have had the courage and grace to open themselves to the larger work of renewal the Holy Spirit is working at this time in our rather unique Communion

nothing short of heroic our gang, each in her/his way

And let the church say, "Amen. Amen. Amen!"

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