I believe in love. I believe that the Divine created us to
be who we are and with that, who we love. I believe that we
are born straight, gay, BI or Queer. I believe that when I
stand before the divine, or fall to my knees, cuz who knows?
he(or she) is going to ask me;Not how I voted. If I was
Republican or Democrat Not what church I went to. Not
how many people I Led to the Lord. Not what bumper
stickers I had on my car. Not if I protested this or that.
Not what I had on my Face book. Not what music I
listened to. Ha! I do mostly listen to Hymns and worship. I
will not be asked: If I was submissive to my husband.(but I
do believe he/she will ask if I respected him)Not if I kept
silent in church or kept my head covered during worship,
(though I often do cover for worship)I will not be asked; If I
stood against other traditions of Faith. Not if demonstrated
against Sharia law But did stand for “biblical Law”
Uh, can someone tell me the difference? Both are based on centuries old sacred writings…
I believe I will not be asked if I supported anti-choice
legislation. And reproductive freedom Or I made sure my
children stayed “pure” by not providing the access to info
about safe sex.
However,I do believe: I will be asked if I loved. I will
be asked if I feed the hungry. I will be asked if I cared
for the sick. I will be asked if one that one day when G*d
whispered to me,”give her $5” and I did not, cuz guess who
that was? It was Christ, or and Angel sent by the Divine.
And I did not feed them. I will be asked if I opened my
heart and If I embraced the different; the other. The
unloved and the unwanted.
I will be asked if I forgave those who needed my
forgiveness. I will be asked if I looked deep into the eyes
of those I served in his name. I will be asked, if I lived
my life fully, deeply, with intention, Because I was created
to do just that. I will be asked if I thought for myself. If
when reading The Torah, The New Testament, The Noble
Qur’an Or any other Holy Scripture that I took if for what
it is: A template or blueprint for living.
I will be asked, If upon hearing something that just
kinda stuck me weird, from a Pastor or other teacher, I
asked: Is this true? How do you know it is true? Is this
from you Lord? If I asked: why? Over and over again. I will
be asked if I learned about other traditions of faith so that
I may connect with the followers of that faith. I will be
asked if I led the life that Christ Lived.
I will be asked if I lived by the New Commandment:
John 13:34 The Message (MSG) 34-35“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another.
This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.
And if by chance I am wrong, Then still I choose to be
wrong and err on the side of LOVE’ I will still stand on the
side of love. Of affirmation. Of acceptance. Of seeing the
Divine in the Other and the Different And yes, even in
Holy One with many names
and no name.
You how are not bound
by gender or form.
I choose love.
Just as you did.
I choose to love
The Different and the other.
I will keep trying to be forgiving,
you forgave me.
I will model for my children
They will watch me give
They will watch me look into
The eyes of your Children.
Of whom we all are.
They will watch me touch
They will know the Lord
by our love.
Amen, Ashe’ and May it be So