My friend Miguel Sanchez () wrote a lovely song for our ward's variety show (world premier: February 29,2008) in which he promoted the virtues of our ward--like men not shaving and girls winning the Pinewood Derby.
I really like our ward.
And then today in Sunday School, our teacher was bold enough to discuss some of the most troubling verses in scripture. And for all the clever responses that can be given to explain them away, the best answer is found in the much broader and more universal theme of all scripture, which theme is even included in very the same book the above verses came from.
So today's message is simple: God loves all. From the quirky to the queer to the blond to the black to the lame to the lycanthropic to the small to the smirky.
Behold, he sendeth an invitation unto all men,
for the arms of mercy are extended towards them,
and he saith: Repent, and I will receive you.ref
last week's svithe