I don’t like the term “falling in love.” When you fall, it’s a mistake that leaves you embarrassed or hurt or both. When you fall, you eventually get back up and they call the getting up “falling out of love” So I don’t want either. I want to grow in love instead. Loving you feels nothing like falling—it feels a lot more like blooming. The reaching of a flower for the sun; the reaching of my hand for yours.

You’re not entitled to anyone’s kindness. Someone will be kind to you anyways. All is gift.

GUYS

So… at one of my church communities (I say one, because I currently double dip two congregations), we have circle discussions at our meetings as opposed to a sermon… And this week, we are doing THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO J.K.ROWLING. From the email:

This week, we will be wrapping up our “The Gospel According to…” series by hosting a panel discussion on The Gospel According to J.K. Rowling. While some have viewed the Harry Potter series as meant primarily for children or pre-teens, Rowling has in fact woven a rich, challenging, multilayered narrative that many of us believe speaks just as powerfully and prophetically to adults. While our panel will undoubtedly explore several different threads, one of the emerging themes we will discuss from the text is the power of friendship and community to overcome hate and division. Our scriptural text will be from Mark 2:1-12, where Jesus heals a man with a serious physical disability after the man is lowered by his friends through the roof of the house where Jesus is teaching a crowd of people.
 My church understands my brain. Guys, friendship is my favorite thing EVER. J.K. Rowling’s take on friendship is one of the reasons why I fracking love Harry Potter so much.

I wish that I knew more interracial people, especially interracial people of faith. It is so confusing and lonely being interracial at times. I don’t always know confidently where I stand on topics of race and identity in the Church. 

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