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Where Two of Us Are Gathered (A poem for Pride Sunday)

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There’s been a terrible amount of gay-Christian debate online since the Supreme Court’s decision for marriage equality. (Or, more succinctly, there’s been a terrible amount of gay-Christian debate.)

I am gay; I am Christian. In both cases, I’m here to love, not debate.

This is my poem for Pride Sunday.
Photo credit: Sarah & Ben Photography

Where two of us are gathered
in The name,
God dwells
Within us, between us, around us;
Grounds us, binds us, protects us
From the powers and principalities
Who claim the same name
To say God hates
That two of us are gathered.

 

Photo credit: Sarah & Ben Photography

  • Julie

    Matthew 18:20King James Version (KJV)

    “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

    He is with us – always.
    God bless you!

    • http://tamaralunardo.com/ Tamára Lunardo

      Amen <3

  • http://KelseyMunger.com/ Kelsey L. Munger

    Beautiful. 🙂

    • http://tamaralunardo.com/ Tamára Lunardo

      Thanks, Kelsey.

  • http://allmydeamsarejellybeans.blogspot.co.uk/ Hannah Out Loud

    Hi

    Baruch Hashem!

    • http://allmydeamsarejellybeans.blogspot.co.uk/ “fireman” Sam

      Sis, Tamara might not know what that Hebrew phrase means . (If not it means” Blessed be God”).

      I liked this poem, so Kol HaKavod! (All of respect or basically well done!).

      • http://tamaralunardo.com/ Tamára Lunardo

        Haha, I didn’t know, so thanks for the translation! And I’m glad you liked the poem. 🙂

        • http://allmydeamsarejellybeans.blogspot.co.uk/ “fireman” Sam

          GreetingsTamara,

          Yeah I enjoy poetry! You have a knack of using words extremely well. It’s a gift.

          How’s the wedding planning going? Are Christian weddings a week long and do you have a “noche de novia” type event in Christian tradition? (the night of the sweetheart) .

          Basically, this is where the two families and close friends share a meal/wine and the couple dress in traditional colourful attire: dye is painted on hands for luck, fertility and to protect against the Ayin ha-Ra (evil or harm).

          Also my better half will have a ball with her female friends and family (both sides) , where they go to the mikveh and dunk themselves in holy water (it’s au natural so to speak, so I’m not allowed to participate in that bit ).

    • http://tamaralunardo.com/ Tamára Lunardo

      Hi, Hannah! Blessed be God, indeed. <3

  • UG

    Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

    John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
    Or how about
    UG 1:1 Some people are idiots. Let’s try to forgive them and love one another as best we know how.

    • http://tamaralunardo.com/ Tamára Lunardo

      Awesome verses– thank you. Isn’t it great how no one holds a monopoly on the Bible? 🙂

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