Tuesday, September 1, 2009

2 Corinthians 12:8-10

I figure the title will scare away all the Godless heathens....

8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

I not only believe in God, I trust in Him. This very fact will alienate about 1/3 of the world's population ( the 1 billion non religionists and about 20% of the rest!)

I certainly didn't ask to be born non cisgender. Yes, not non cisvestite, not non cissexual or any other label somebody else wishes to use in order to justify their existence. I said non cisgender.

But I was.

I do not believe these feelings I have, the sort of feelings that over 90 % of the worlds population has without second thought are somehow "changeable". They are as much a part of me as any of my organs or limbs. I could attempt to "cut" them out, but in turn, would be left horribly disfigured. Scarred. Therapy only serves to offer tools for coping. Yet, if my faith is what I profess it to be, than prayer and meditation should also be employed. Because am I not seeking growth? Spiritual, mental and physical growth? Certainly I must nourish all three.

I find it increasingly difficult to identify with the vocal part of the non cisgender community. They are self-centered egotistical narcissist arrogant asses, in other words, they are I. I truly do not with to project my weaknesses upon others, nor subject others to them. Why must I have his thorn in my side? Where is the growth in this?

Trust is another word for hope, and hope is a reasonable expectation that better thing will come to pass. Do I truly trust in Him?


Tammyrae Michaels said...

Trust is all we have, we are what we are and your words ring true. The more I search for someone that truly understand the more I wonder how amongst suhc diversity we can ever come together for alone we may move through the day and the night but we are alone, together we argue and disagree on so much that unity, even unity through diversity seems near impossible at times, so we must simply trust that our weakness can be spread throughout ourselves to claim the greater glorly of being accepting people filled with trust and hope for a better tomorrow.

Dayita Angelis said...

"I find it increasingly difficult to identify with the vocal part of the non cisgender community..."

Preach it <pronoun avoided>!

I find the source of growth is in realizing that there is more than one process involved. Our identity is only found in relationship: to God and to other people. Before God, gender doesn't really matter (or even exist? 1Cor15...), but among people gender and its expression is an endlessly fluid dance of identity and desire played out in the tension of self-expression and submission to society.

In the words of Henry Cabot Henhouse III, "You knew the job was dangerous when you took it." So did Jesus. What else can we do?

Jenna Elizabeth said...

I find cries for tolerance laced with intolerance. Pleas to end hate full of hate speech.

EVERYONE has a right to express their opinion, even when its wrong. I have a responsibility NOT to share my opinion when it is not in the spirit of Selflessness, Honesty, Forgiveness and Faith.

Yes, there is more than one point of view. Yet just because the point of view is different than mine, it doesn't make it wrong.