This past sunday - I missed mass due to the weather, so why not take the opportunity to watch it on television? As unusual and uneventful as this might seem - it soon turned into a disappointment and most distasteful experience. The theme of this week's sermon revolved around "family" and Marriage - marriage of the "traditional sort"! Hmm, how alarming when this "man of the cloth" began to pontificate and singularly define family and marriage to his congregants and television audience. His proclaimed definition that only allowed for one perspective and a total disregard of what is trending in today's society across boundaries and cultures.
Even though I know people like him exist, and of course, they are welcome to their views and comments - on this particular day, such commentary, while supported by the "good book" and other unidentified not so good books - actually disrupted my day. Throughout this day - I felt troubled and found his haunting commentary to be hurtful and ludicrous!!! It was hard to fathom that someone who was supposed to represent tolerance - speak so vehemently against it!!!
Gosh darn it!!! I hope that today's non traditional/more open swing of society's pendulum toward family and marriage will continue to swell as we enter a new year!!! As long as people are willing to love one another and take care of each other - what they look like and who they do it with - really should not matter.
Happy New Year