Sunday school is all over for the summer and next week we will have our church picnic. Also coming next week is the column I wrote for the newspaper. I am getting a little nervous, not because of anything I wrote, but about how people will react with all the lesbian stuff. I know that God doesn't discriminate, but people do. I am afraid that people will write letters to the paper, damning me to Hell. Now here is where I am supposed to write that I don't care what people think, but I do. I know we live in a world where hate and bigotry reign...but I also know that Jesus lived to teach us all that we are all loved by Him. Doesn't matter what color our skin is, doesn't matter who we love, doesn't matter what religion we practice. What matters is how we live our lives. And I feel as though I live my life honestly and with integrity. So, I guess if anyone writes to the paper damning me to Hell, then I should invite them to come and walk with me and see that I do indeed, live as though He has taught us we should....but I am still scared and that is something that I guess I will have to live with. I imagine that Jesus was scared a time or two, but that didn't stop him from living with integrity....so I will take my example from him and walk with my head held high. Because if there is one thing that I am not ashamed of it's my family. Who I have chosen to love, my partner who loves me so very much and whom I love even more. My children, both of whom were born out of love, both of whom are strong, smart and beautiful. Who know that they are loved beyond all time. By both of their parents who just happen to be women.
I will walk with integrity....just as Jesus did.