"I have to say, I have spent my whole youth in church, and my whole young adulthood avoiding it. I thought I would never step foot in a church again, and I was right. Jim Swilley showed me a community of people that all wanted the same thing. To be pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that only worked together to create the beautiful picture we were all trying to imagine on our own, but needed each other's help to create it. Metron is what makes your week out right."
"This series has been special, with a sweetness added by Eddie William Sellers music. Today with the "Rainbow Connection", I thought of in the book of Revelation where it speaks of the rainbow that surrounds the throne. So cool since the LGBT community has been associated with the rainbow. My whole life growing up gay, for years in the church world we were programmed to see ourselves as damned, and going to hell, not possibly surrounding the throne. The song made me cry, because now, even my family who are all in Heaven know, when my life is over, I will join them.
Through all the trauma and drama of my life, the healing process has been slow, but today I realized in a new way when Bishop Jim Swilley echoed the thought I read posted the other day. It said, "I can't heal you, but I can love you, and you can heal yourself." When we feel loved, and accepted as who we are, with all our history, we can begin to love ourselves, and heal ourselves, and with it help others do the same."
"Great gathering at Metron today, so much fun..."
"Today was so good. I needed everything that was given out today. Some singing, a bunch of laughter with motivation to live life free and intentionally every day. All I can say is..It gets better as time goes by..I came home with my energy tank filled again."
"It's the highlight of my week."
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