I’d like to tell gay, lesbian or trans Christian people that I’m sorry that other Christians have been uncaring and even mean about who you are. At times I apologize I’ve been uncaring and impatient with your feelings and concerns. I continue to ask for God’s guidance and forgiveness for myself & others who have emotionally hurt you & excluded you from our Church & community.
As we build relationships, I recognize more and more, what gifts you bring to our Church & community. You force us in a positive way, to think outside the boxes we have made. To recognize you too are God’s children and are loved greatly. May we each recognize how Jesus cared & loves us all & challenges us to be accepting, caring people. “Love” really is the more important word/concept and with love comes caring, understanding & neutral conversation and listening.
May we each work hard at accepting ourselves, with all our shortcomings & live in the positive love Jesus shows to everyone. With patience we can make a more loving Christian Church, community and world.
McKillop U.C. Lethbridge, Alberta
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