I am proud
to be serving
a welcoming church.
Oh, many churches
and para church groups
say they offer a welcome to everyone
everyone is welcome.
Second Presbyterian Church
offers a radical welcome...
really shouldn't be considered a radical welcome though...
should be the norm for all churches,
for all Christ followers.
A welcome is a welcome.
The only way to fail a welcoming
is for the welcome
to be disingenuous.
I am proud to be serving a church
with a commitment for
a genuine welcome,
a welcome with
What is More Light?
A Presbyterian welcome...
an invitation to all children of God,
an expectation for all GLBT children of God
to not only show up
but to fully participate in the life of the church.
a commitment to speak and act
when others refuse to do so...
when others hurl
condemnation for doing so.
a gift that comes when
we listen and love.
an expectation that we never fully know each other
until we listen and love.
because lives of very precious people are depending on us...
depending on the church....
to listen and love!
How can we love...
if we won't listen?
How can we choose
not to listen if we say we love?
"O Lord, God shed more light on us now
that we might listen and love."
for the families who are in deep grief
for the loss of their dear and precious children...
for the loss of God's dear and precious children:
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine! This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine! This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine! Let it shine! LET IT SHINE!