I was asked to give the opening prayer of the TDOR at MSU this evening- it was a memorial- it was a celebration.
The truth sets us free….
You have created us all in your complicated image.
But the love you ask of us is not complicated.
It is universal.
It is unconditional.
It is simply and perfectly- love.
With no distinctions or preferences for
gender, sexuality, race, religion, geography, education,
wealth, social status, language, practice or belief.
I have to believe that you are sad that we must gather tonight to remember
your children who are and have been victims of violence and ignorance.
But I also believe that you are delighted to celebrate the great courage of
your trans* children- and the courage of those who love and defend them.
They are the bravest and most wonderful people I know.
Made in your image and likeness, God.
Forever and ever.