I am grateful to serve in a congregation that is willing to be loud, to make a Holy Commotion, to shine a light. Love enough to cast out hate.
Francis chose a way that cost him, a way that asked him to suffer, to suffer with those who were in pain, with those who had been abused.
Like Philip and the other early followers of Jesus discovered, the Gospel is bigger than any one of us, bigger than any one identity. To fully see the beauty of God’s good news, we are going to have to try and wrap our embrace around the whole of humanity. To fully know the love of God, we have to learn to love, learn to be loved by all sorts and categories of peopl