I am deeply grieved, frustrated, and embarrassed by the actions of the United Methodist General Conference.
We not only did harm to our LGBTQAI+ beloved sisters and brothers; we publicly bore false witness to the Christian gospel and severely undermined the church’s witness in this broken world.
Lord, have mercy! Christ, have mercy!
May our lament energize us for living our baptismal vows and “renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of our sins.”
May our resistance be in the form of radical agape/love expressed in justice, compassion, and hospitality.
I’m holding onto the conviction that God has already won the decisive victory in Jesus Christ.
God always bats last! I pray that the church to which I’ve given my adult life will be on base in the final inning!