Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Quote of the Day

Don’t listen to people who say that God hates you, rejects you or condemns you, simply for being LGBT. That’s false, and it doesn’t deserve one moment of your attention. Center yourself instead on God’s compassionate love for you and look for signs of it outside and inside.

– James Martin, S.J.
Excerpted from "Spiritual Insights for LGBT Catholics"
March 7, 2018

Related Off-site Links:
Have Catholic Theologians Been Too Quiet About Fr. James Martin’s Building a Bridge? – Robert Shine (Bondings 2.0, March 5, 2018).
Catholic-LGBTQ Dialogue: "Catholic Theology Today Has Much Listening to Do" – But Where? When? How? – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, March 5, 2018).
Is the Catholic Church Becoming More or Less Accepting of LGBT People? – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, February 19, 2018).
The Bridge-Building Metaphor, the LGBTQ Community, and the Catholic Church: You Want to Build a Bridge to THAT?! – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, February 21, 2018).
Fr. James Martin Responds to Vatican Official’s Critique of New Book on LGBT Issues – Robert Shine (Bondings 2.0, September 7, 2017).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Trusting God's Generous Invitation
Remembering and Reclaiming a Wise, Spacious, and Holy Understanding of Homosexuality
Same-Sex Desires: "Immanent and Essential Traits Transcending Time and Culture"
Our Lives as LGBTQI People: "Garments Grown in Love"
LGBT Catholics Celebrate Being "Wonderfully Made"
Catholics Make Their Voices Heard on LGBTQ Issues
Our Catholic "Stonewall Moment"
Spirituality and the Gay Experience
Gay People and the Spiritual Life
The Challenge to Be Ourselves
The Gifts of Homosexuality
Sister Teresa Forcades on Queer Theology
Getting It Right
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace
An Erotic Encounter with the Divine
Never Say It Is Not God
Knowing What to Do, Knowing Why to Stay
Beyond the Hierarchy
Vessels of the Holy
The Journal of James Curtis

Image: Brenden Sanborn.

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