Let me make something clear. My faith is about making me a better person so I can show up in your life with love and a sense of your humanity as beloved. You are important to me, and to many others. And that matters! You have a story, and dignity, and lovers, and integrity, and history, and purpose. I am here for you. Because it is you that I love and live to serve. In the same way God is who I love and live to serve. No distinction.
It is NOT about trying to sanitize you so you become someone safe, whose life doesn’t threaten my comfort. I will NEVER use scripture or my religion to proselytize or force you to own my anxieties. My insecurities or fears. My desire to appear lovable or important. They’re mine. But I will love you while you sort through your own stuff, whatever it is. And I will love who you are. Because you are.
Someone tries shoving scripture down your throat to change you, fix you, cajole you, shame you, convert you, overcome you with their “saving”...? Send em to me and let me beat their ass.
You are beautiful. Period. No scripture, no Jesus, no religion required. And I love you.