From My Journal: November 19

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On God: 11/19/2014

"The big You is in love with the little me... and I don't know what to do with that."

This is what I thought in chapel this morning. We sang a new worship song. I don't know what it's called, but the part where God is responding to the speaker ends with "I am in love with you" -- and the speaker later says "I am in love with You," but not until after God says it first. Words mean stuff to me, being a writer. The distinction between "I love you" and "I'm in love with you" -- used so much today with such emphasis, plus I've heard the former so much growing up but never the latter, from God or a boy or anybody -- it just sort of stuck out. It seemed important. And in Washed and Waiting, [book on Christianity and homosexuality I'm reading] the writer, Wesley, talks about how his struggle couldn't be fought until he began to feel and experience God's love for him personally like his friend Tara did. I'm a bit farther than Wesley [in my background with God's love] but my personal and emotional realization of God's love and being "The Beloved" is sketchy and scattered. I don't carry it with me during the day or even the week -- just get odd glimpses here and there. I relate to Wesley's feeling cold or logical with God's love.

On Bisexuality: 11/19/2014

My bisexuality is a part of me, but not in the way my strong legs or kind heart are. It's a part of me like poor eyesight or TMJD [jaw disorder]. I may or may not ever get rid of it, but the point is just because it's a part of me doesn't mean I have to like it or that it's good. And just because something "bad" or undesirable is part of me doesn't mean it defines me or I should be ashamed or keep it secret.


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