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Dialogues with a Disciple: On the Ocean

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*Christian Parks is accompanying me again this summer. Throughout our time together, we will post brief snippets of our conversations.

 

C: In a break from visiting with the guys on death row, we had an amazing opportunity to witness the last glimpse of the Strawberry Moon over the ocean in Galveston. What did God say?

 

J: The pull of the ocean is always strong. There is something about the movement of those waves. The moon leads the dancing. A multitude of witnesses gather for the performance of the Divine. The ocean always makes me feel like I’m a part of the performance. God told me to move. What did God say to you?

 

C: In the midst of turbulent transition, God said “don’t afraid, my child. Just as a dance with the moon as it dances with the waves, so do I dance with you. Trust your steps. You may crash into the rocks with great force, know it is all part of the process – your process.”

 

J: It’s amazing that every grain of sand is a refraction of a boundlessly loving God. As I walked on the beach, I felt the presence of the ancestors, the now-cestors, and the future-cestors. The cestors presence reminds me that I’m not alone in the pursuit of a queer reality that refracts our queer eternity.

 

C: May we never forget that we’re not alone.

 

Amen.

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