Micah 6:8

Micah 6:8 New International Version

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Reflection:

If there were an LGBT Christian agenda, it is this. To seek social justice, to love God, to love one another as we would want to be loved, to show mercy to others, and to walk humbly with our God.

Social justice is an on-going mission we must undertake. Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender people need equal opportunities in employment, housing, medical care, education, and in every other facet of life. We must have an equal voice in an inclusive dialogue when it comes to all matters of our community, state, and nation. We need to stand up against bullying, hate crime, and discrimination and recognize oppression and bigotry when we see it and silence it. We cannot allow hatred to thrive. We cannot allow humanity to be harmfully segregated or divided in hatred according to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, or politics.

We must show a willingness and ability to forgive and show mercy. We cannot condemn others if we do not wish to be condemned as well. We have to get back to the basics and promote common human decency and respect. We have got to bring back manners and good conduct.

We also need to be reminded of Our Creator. We need to recognize that we were put on this Earth to look after it, care for it, nurture it– and all who reside upon it. We need to think about how precious life is. We need to respect and cherish animals and humans alike. We need to be mindful about taking care of our one and only planet. We won’t likely get another one.

Let’s reflect more on this.

 

 

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About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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