Wow! What a Sunday!
This may have been our biggest turnout of Hillhurstians yet at a Calgary Pride Parade! Thank you for showing up. It matters.
Yesterday was really special. It felt like a huge gift - a gift we all got to enjoy together.
I am grateful for the amazing performances by Mr. Lamar, Felicia Bonet, and Uropa. My heart was truly warmed when reporters showed up to cover the amazing story of what Christian parents fully loving their children can do for a child, a family, and a community.
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There were so many amazing experiences, but a few highlights for me were the magical musical jazz musings of Bruce, Bryan, Max et al to start us off while people snacked on a rainbow fruit spread and painted their faces in the pews.
Communion in the streets - I don't know what it is about seeing ministers from different faith communities come together to offer a ceremony (that was often used to convert or leveraged to condemn) freely give the blessings of God's table to the bright and vibrant community of rainbows, unicorns, and fairy folk! I am so grateful for that experience. This is good religion.
For all the hugs from people I haven't seen for a long time, for folks for whom this was their first pride, for the people who organized to block the messages of hate with a message of love, and for running for a hug and smooch from Jesus! Talk about a Pride blessing!
I am grateful for every diverse member of our community, for all the crayons in the crayon box, and the experience of being together, colouring the foggy world with our God-given authenticity.
Happy Pride - I love you all!
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