“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.”
~ Song of Songs 8: 6-7
We are on the edge of history. Next Tuesday the Supreme Court plans to hear all four marriage equality cases before them. We too are a part of unfolding history as we intercede in prayer and advocate in word and action.
Praying in community is one of the most powerful ways to share spiritual strength and inspiration. Please invite your families, friends and supporters to join you in attending a Multi-Faith Prayer Service at 5:00 PM this Sunday (April 26) at National City Christian church. You can RSVP (not required) and learn more by going to www.uniteformarriage.org/faith.
Love is at the heart of faith. This Multi-Faith Prayer Service will include Rabbi Denise L. Eger, President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest and oldest rabbinical organization in North America. Also among participants is a familiar friend of MCC: Rev. Cedric Harmon, co-director of Many Voices: A Black Church Movement for Gay & Transgender Justice.
Now is the time for justice and faith to drive equality. Marriage equality is a spiritual issue. Candace Chellew-Hodge, author of “Bulletproof Faith” who helped facilitate our Pride Bible Studies by Skype last summer, says: “God created ‘human beings,’ not men and women. I don’t believe God cares one bit about the genders of two spouses as much as God cares whether there is fidelity, love, commitment, mutuality, respect and desire to show forth God’s love and mercy in their relationship.”
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether love and mercy will be the arbiter of their ruling, likely to be announced in late June or early July.
I believe our prayers will help determine the course of history.