Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spirit Day

Today, as I learned watching The View, is "Spirit Day" - a day in honor of young people who have been victims of anti-gay bullying. To honor this day, people who care about this are asked to wear purple today.
I missed this one, but I want to ask that everyone who can please wear purple on Sunday at church. I had planned to wear purple anyway on Sunday for another reason - it is the fifth anniversary of my mother's death (October 24, 2005) and I always wear purple on that day in memory of my mother as it was her favorite color. But let's do this to show solidarity for those negatively impacted by bigotry and hate.
Interestingly, I was asked by a member last Saturday to do a sermon on the topic of internet or cyber bullying after the death of several young people over the issue of their sexuality (I love that members help keep the pastor informed). This seems like as good a time as any to preach that sermon, and to have us all show our solidarity against any kind of bigotry as a church family. Please join us. Thank you.
"Let truth, the light of my heart, speak to me, and not my own darkness!"
Augustine, Confessons, Book XII, Chapter 11

"Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart."
Psalm 119:33-34

Pastor Kenneth Q. James

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