There is hope for a better world, there is hope for a better tomorrow. Without hope, not only gays, but those blacks and the Asians, the disabled, the seniors, the us’s… without hope the us’s give up. I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living.

And you, and you, and you have got to give them hope.

Harvey Milk

I went to see this film with CC yesterday and found it very stirring and incredibly life affirming.

It’s the kind of film that inspires you to take up the cause of those who are treated as less than human, denied dignity, and considered as unequal to the rest of us.

I don’t know what stops us from doing this. Perhaps a blindness to the injustice all around us?

For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10v17-19

It’s clear to me the onus is on us to act for justice, for change, for compassion, for grace, for goodness, for equality in our world, in whatever way we can.

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