Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:16:14 GMT
To; The Lavender Pen Tour
From; Rev. Gil Caldwell
"I too sing America.
I am the darker brother, (and
the lbgtqi person).
They send me to eat in the
kitchen when company comes.
But I laugh and eat well, and
Tomorrow, I'll be at the table when
company comes. Nobody'll dare say
to me, eat in the kitchen then.
Besides, they'll see how beautiful I
am and be ashamed.
I too, am America!"
I saw BEAUTY yesterday in every person that
I saw. BEAUTY, in the voices and the singing, in the smiles and laughter, in the ways lovers looked at and held each other, in those without lovers, as they were secure in their singleness, and in the ways you embraced Marilyn and me. We sang in the CR Movement; "Ain't gonna let nobody turn me round"
Don't let any thing, no person, no insecurity, no hateful religion, no President, "turn you round". For you and me to be "Out", is to love self, as we want others to love us.
The Catholic Priest Henri Nouwen wrote a book titled; "Wounded Healers". He suggested that if we acknowledge our "wounded-ness", we begin to heal ourselves as we heal others.
We are the "Wounded Healers" we have been waiting for!