Last Thursday we had a member of the Transgendered community come and share her story with us. It was a powerful session. There is so much we do not know and assume about the "others" in our midst. Lent is the perfect time to move outside our own worldview and try to connect and understand those who are different. We do not need to fear our differences and let them be things that separate us, but rather find strength and joy in our diversity. To paraphrase St. Paul, our bodies would be pretty messed up if every part was the same; a body of all right feet would look pretty strange and not be too functional..
Continue to pray for our country and our government as we deal with issues of immigration, health care and budget. May we keep our priorities people and not dollars