laws

laws
i dreamt my mother
called on the telephone
to expound upon the sins
of my gay friends

and i told her in leviticus
there’s a few short sentences
about men lying with men
and several pages
about the poor and hungry
the stranger the immigrant
being fed and welcomed
the emphasis seems obvious
while i prefer the law of jesus
even the law of moses
comes down to love and kindness


I really did have this dream about this phone call.  Sometimes dreams are bizarre and symbolic.  Sometimes they’re pretty self explanatory.  Sometimes I wonder if they’re messages from God.

I love my gay friends dearly and firmly support equal rights and legal protections.  I also have some very conservative family with high levels of homophobia.  I fail to understand how any sinner is in any position to condemn another sinner.  Or how it is even possible for consensual love to ever be a sin.  Seems to me any kind of hate or bigotry is wrong.

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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