. . . and hopefully embody as "the church."
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Trusting God's Generous Invitation
Compassion, Christian Community, and Homosexuality
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace
Celebrating Our Sanctifying Truth
Francis DeBernardo: "The Church is Better Because of the Presence of LGBT People"
The "Wild Gaiety" of Jesus' Moral Teaching
Why Jesus is My Man
Image: "Jesus Welcomes Gays and Lesbians" by Angelo Lopez.