Friday, March 6, 2015
It occurs that John Pavlovitz has been called as a courageous and potent ally for Queer folks.
Again, he has written a useful and impassioned blog post, this time in support of our kids (and the amazing folks who serve them): Dear Youth Pastor (Because You Have Gay Students In Your Youth Group)
I joined the fray to say, basically:
Turns out, Loving Queer kids, is just like Loving Everyone: Show up, like Jesus would.
If you wanna read the details, here they are.
: ) Wendy
As usual: Thank you!
Oh, and, especially thank you for this:
“They need Jesus, formed in your flawed flesh, right in front of them.”
“Go and be the one who keeps the wolves away.”
and this, too:
“You will win, when you have no agenda with them, other than setting the table for them to meet with Jesus, and trusting Him to do whatever he desires to do, in and around, and through their lives.”
John follows that last line with this:
“This is the truth of what you are called to, with any child within your care.”
John is doing a great job targeting one facet of the diamond of humanity:
In this moment, John is standing for our beautiful Queer kids, who need Jesus to show up for them, through us.
I would like to point-out that everything John said applies to Everyone we meet:
John is explicating the truth of what we are called to, with every person, every where, every time…
to actually Love and care-for the women and men that Jesus loves, no exceptions.
Thanks for listening, Wendy