"Though death be a universal experience, so too is love. While death greets us at the grave, love reaches beyond. For in these coming weeks sadness will remain. A grave may seem the only place to which one can pay respects. But I offer you a different memorial. Though a body be lowered into a grave, her spirit still lives in our love."
"To love my enemies would require an exercise in delusional imagination, the conjuring of ghosts to hate so that I might be able to love them. Maybe I should have them sit in an empty chair."
"When Jesus offered liberation through truth it wasn’t a golden ticket absolving people of responsibility. Instead, it’s liberation from participating within the power structures of the world...from propagating policies and ways of life that condemn rather than, truly, set people free."
"For me, this strikes particularly close to home...my grandmother faces dementia. As of this past week she has suffered an infection that now clouds her mind even more, and causes her fits of paranoia...My family joins the countless strangers on the street that have loved ones facing the same disease and struggle."
"I don't like all the things God loves either, but, God doesn't ask me to be perfect, God only asks that I accept God’s love and extend that love to others. Love is the question and the answer here, at least I think so."
Mark Sandlin's of The God Article with his page.
We ask also that you find a Bible, tear out a page, specifically Micah 7:8:
“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.”
Highlight that passage and send it along with your letter with the name of a gay teenager that has committed suicide on the page from the Bible. If you're not comfortable tearing out a page from the Bible, print the passage off, or simply write it down.
Send it to Sean Harris.
Pretty sure Jesus didn't look like this...
"Like Jesus, when we see resurrected people among us they still bear the scars and wounds. Their stories have been pierced by demagoguery, ignorance, or indifference."
"It's simple to scoot the bee off the porch, but for those, our fellow humans, that have died because of malnutrition or human actions let us not scoot them off our conscience."
"We must choose the higher course of love that seeks compromise and transformation, not hatred’s tyrannical reign of death."