Stuart’s Reply: 4-12
I am glad you shared Julian’s story, and agree it was helpful to send it in a separate letter.
There are such powerful and mixed messages that are part of the Christian church. On the one hand, as individuals we learn of love and acceptance, with judgment left for God alone. On the other hand, as an institution we have values that are judgmental and exclusionary. Reminds me in ways of Niebuhr’s “Moral Man, Immoral Society,” though not a perfect fit.
It is great that you are becoming a “storyteller,” Rob. As you note, people need to be taken seriously, to feel listened to, to tell their story.
Thank you. Hope you and your family have a great Easter!!