Sara is a driving force behind the FREE MOM HUGS movement for LGBTQ kids who need a hug. She goes to all kinds of places and actively advocates for these kids! She lives her passion, daily. I admire and respect her while I have only met her once. Today she posted the following with a picture of beautiful "rainbow" adorned folks:
A word on the importance of a support group. Years ago when I first found a private online FB group for moms with LGBTQ kids a young mother entered the group with "I just found out my child is gay. I don't know how to pray anymore, I don't know how to breathe." 250 moms chime in saying "THEN DON'T. YOU LET US PRAY, YOU LET US BREATHE FOR YOU." Find your tribe. Let them pour into and lift you up until you find your wings.
That sums up the life of Christ in a simple and pure way; doing for and serving one another. I often tell friends and family members that I will pray for them. It's not cliche or something said lightly, I pray. Sometimes in my comfy chair or my couch and others in the shower, on my knees or driving down the road. Most of the time when I'm quiet I'm talking to God or waiting for His word or direction. When I ask you to pray for me, I expect that you'll find your sacred place and cry out to God on my behalf
There was a popular christian song many years ago, "Love in any Language" and it so applies today. Love in any language, love in any color, love in any neighborhood, love in any place we inhabit. It's so important that we mingle in and amongst the masses-the least, the last, the lost, the confused, the drunk, the abusers, the cheaters, the liars whomever they may be and show love and service for when they look at us it's not our faces they'll see but the love that He lived. Love and service should be the real mark of the followers of Christ, not just a cross remembering where he died. People flocked to Jesus, not for the cross on his neck or embroidered on his clothing it was for the easy way he spoke in stories and parables of acceptance, love and forgiveness. Every day of mine ends with the prayer, "Lord help me to do a better job tomorrow being your hands and feet. AMEN" Sara C. you're an inspiration. From now on when someone asks me to pray, exhausted or overwhelmed with more than they can bear alone, I will whole hardheartedly say, "you heal, you seek your shalom and I will pray for you, I will breathe for you until you find your wings." Beautiful, my heart feels full. Shalom
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