“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.”
~ C.S. Lewis
I believe that we find ourselves feeling the need to perform annually, rituals such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance, only because we continue to allow ourselves to live in a world where it is literally easier to take a God-given human life, than it is to permit them to simply live their own.
We find it easier to live in ignorance and hate, than we do in the Truth and Love.
Listen, I’ve no idea who I truly am today, but I do know that people – good people – have been brutally slaughtered, simply because they were not afraid of being who they knew they were. That is wrong, and that has to stop. And that has to stop now.
Love IS stronger than death. Isn’t it about time that we proved that idea to be true?
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth — only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair.”
~ C.S. Lewis
This world is definitely screwed up. If people spent as much time hugging as they do belittling, it would be a nicer place.
People are just people. Some we love, some we don’t, but we all have the right to live here. And we all have the right to love. Starting with ourselves.
If the world revolves around our ideas of it, then it would make sense that we are greeted with what we expect to receive. The challenges are opportunities in disguise. One of my favorite poems “Two men looked out from prison bars, one saw mud, the other stars,” puts the reflection principle into a visual that makes sense to most people. My personal difficulty is remembering to remember.
Your voice is stronger than some who share their ideas with you, so when you speak, you speak for many who have not yet found their voice, and in so doing, you also find your own voice. If, as you say, you don’t know who you are yet, you are most certainly on the path that will reveal to you what you need to know, in order to figure that out. I can tell you this much, you are loved, just the way you are.