Today I am saved:
~by friends who make me laugh so hard that my loud laugh turns silent because I can’t even catch my breath.
~by the first embrace after another week apart, knowing that I fit perfectly with that man.
~by random Arrested Development quotes that always seem to come at the right time.
~by tears poured out in an email from a stranger, reminding me why I write some of the things I don’t want to write.
~by reassurances from my daughter that she and her siblings and peers have got this gay thing, so don’t stress about the injustice.
~by the increasing freedom to shut out all of the negative voices and just play on a Sunday morning.
~by seeing honest dialogue in the midst of disagreement and kindness in the midst of violence.
I am saved when I remember that I’m not alone.
That the people who surround me, who encourage me, who love me – these are the hands and feet of Jesus.
Today I am saved.