Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lover of Gay Souls

This is from the Hebrew Scriptures Book of Wisdom, read at  Catholic Masses all over the world this Sunday, Oct. 31.  What a wonderful reality check from the written Word of God. . .
For me, this talks about us. . GLBTQ folk all over. . . 
For you love all things that are
and loathe nothing that you have made;
for what you hated, you would not have fashioned.
And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;
or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you?
But you spare all things, because they are yours,
O LORD and lover of souls,
for your imperishable spirit is in all things.

As a believer, do you ever think of yourself as "Called forth by you. . "
that each of us has been called by God into being thru the creative love of our
fathers and mothers?  Can you see being GAY as God's gift to you?
"For what you hated. you would not have fashioned.. . . or be be preserved, had it
not been called forth by you, O LORD and LOVER of gay souls ! "

For me this is an awesome antidote for the poison of scripture abusing Gay bashers.


Anonymous said...

Wish that it were that easy.

Greg in Adelaide

PhotosbyErich said...

Very much appreciated your providing this passage to us, Justi. As usual, you have made some very astute observations here. It is useful, insightful encouragement!... Keep on keepin on, will ya?

p.s. Loved the cougar vs. bieber shot above too.

Gary Kelly said...

It's all a matter of interpretation. A homophobe would argue that the prayer refers to 'things' and not human beings... that there's no such thing as a gay rock.

On the other hand, a cynic would ask "what about Rock Hudson?"

That's why contracts are written by lawyers in unambiguous legalese. If J rewrote that prayer, it would be almost unrecitable.

JustinO'Shea said...

Prayer comes from a believing heart, not the ballpoint or pc of the legal secretary. ;-)

If you refer to the scripture passage from Book of Wisdom it is more a statement of fact addressed to G-D. . . than it is a prayer. . .

Maybe it is a prayer of praise for the wonder of God's simplicity. . . not intercessory since it asks for nothing.

We need to remember that prayer such as this has little to do to the "managers who run the menagery". That is the illusion. . "look busy. . .look busy". . . keep the performers fed and active.

This kind of "religion" is very easy because it is real. "That easy". . .yes, once you move away from the claptrap that gets in the way of life. . . .ya know?

Keep pondering, seeking, asking, knocking. . . gradually the miasma clears. . . .

BTW, Gary, this has nothing to do with homophobes: they are the illusion, part of the travelling menagerie. . . who gives a sh*^#t what they have to say. . .it's all gobblelygook anyway.

JustinO'Shea said...

As to the homophobes. . .they have no power. If the do it is because WE GIVE IT TO THEM. We permit them to have power over us. . .every time we give in to their bullying. . . We gay peeps give them too much attention.

Think back to the strong drag queens at Stonewall: they'd had enough and were mad as hell and weren't gonna take it any more. . .and they kicked the ass of "NY's finest". . .

I speak here today to hearts of lovers who have had it up to here. . and aren;t gonna take it any more. Ignore them. They'll go away. Put your energy into being, into living, int loving.

FYE on them!

JCinmeforever said...


I appreciate you sharing this writing. I sincerely believe it's simply what Jesus' life and ministry as God in Man, came to share with all of humanity. Lover of (all) souls...even the gay ones. Because, as you once mentioned 'we are created as wonderful in His sight'...if our heart, mind, body and spirit have accepted Him in our lives.
John 3:16, ...in that passage it states, 'who-so-ever'...that means to me the GAY SOULS too...

...and above all for He who is in us...to encourage and promote LOVE above all.