Sign from D.C. Pride March for Equality, June 11, 2017

Holy One,

We who fit in just pink or blue
Are finding You in the rainbow of love’s expressions.
We who have been comfortable in our binary lives
Are learning the beauty of others’ realities.

We have failed to listen, Lord.
We have failed to welcome them.
We have failed to speak up when they are marginalized
and silenced.
We have stayed safe in our silos…
And they have been murdered.

O Divine Lover,
You have given us another chance
To walk by faith, to walk in pride,
Challenged by their witness,
Giving space for their voices,
Celebrating their very lives…

We are listening, Lord.
We are grateful for our shared lives.
We will amplify their voices.
We will stand in solidarity for their rights and their healthcare.
We will mourn their murders.
We will all celebrate the Face of Christ among us.
We are all richer for our shared witness.
And we are all Yours.


Rev. Deborah Vaughn (aka “Rev. Deb”)  is a hospice chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists, and Assistant Minister at Twinbrook Baptist Church in Rockville, MD. She blogs at An Unfinished Symphony, and was a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is an avid Buckeye fan and lives with her family outside Washington, DC.

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