Entries by Francis DeBernardo, Editor

Remembering Casey Lopata Who Had a Loving Father’s Eyes

At a New Ways Ministry workshop that Casey attended, I once asked participants for their favorite scripture verse or passage which gave them strength for the journey of LGBTQ ministry.  Casey’s answer was: “Human beings look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).  Casey’s life was an example of striving to live into that virtue.  He always tried to look at people the way God looked at them—with loving parental eyes.  Our church is a better place because he lived that way.