As we reflect on the theme of work today, let’s remember all LGBT workers, particularly those who must remain closeted and secretive at their jobs for fear of losing employment.
Let’s also remember, in particular, all LGBT people who work in the church, whether as lay people, bishops, nuns, priests, monks, brothers, deacons, and in whatever capacity: pastoral ministers, educators, janitors, accountants, counselors, administrators, social workers, liturgists, musicians, computer specialsts, and all the other diverse roles in the church. Many of these people work tirelessly on our behalf, often while also working hard to keep their orientations private.
Finally, let’s remember all those in the church and in the greater world who work for LGBT equality and justice, either as a professional or as a part-time volunteer.
“Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” –Matthew 11:28
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry