Pride Month Has Begun #Pride #LGBTQ

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

Pride month is a global celebration recognizing the LGBTQ community around the world. The work of acceptance and full inclusion continues. As an ally I’m proud to stand with my friends in the community who seek justice and to live their lives without fear.

Sunday Reflection – Making Room

I feel like my responsibility as a believer and as a human being is to make space for more people to be welcomed and part of the action of life. No matter the chaos that someone brings it’s important that they have a seat at the table where they can be fed and nourished.

Granted I am not always good at it but I know my heart and mind seek to do those things that can make people feel they are valued. It’s not easy but it requires open minds and hearts to do the work of inclusion. No matter your background you should always feel welcomed.

I have the belief that a bigger tent is better than the narrow way that leads to exclusion. My friends I hope you too will do those things to build your community and have an inner circle that is never complete. Love can build those bridges and so much more. Making room is a good thing, God knows that is true.

Pentecost Sunday, The Fire Of The Faithful

Pentecost is a Christian holiday that takes place on the 50th day after Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.

I celebrate this day as a believer. It’s important to observe days like this because it’s a reminder of the mission of the faithful to share the fire of faith that sustains me and charges me with being in the company of saints and sinners.