Yesterday at a small gathering at church, for the first time ever, I questioned what that means. The catalyst was a member of the GLBT community who expressed that for his group, knowing and believing that God loves them is life saving. Everywhere else in the world (reinforced by atrocities in Paris and the increased backlash expressed to anyone who goes against an individual’s personal idea of norm) those on the margins are continually demonized, dehumanized and judged by societies pre-ordained, rigid roles. God is their saving grace.
My prayer is twofold: that everyone will know and come to believe that God loves them and that the world will grow in acceptance that “God knows no partiality.”