A Gift

Imagine you have a gift. And not just any gift but something so dear to you; something so true to yourself that it changes how your feel about yourself and how you interact with the world. Now imagine that you have to keep that gift a secret. You have to keep it a secret for… Continue reading A Gift

Six Things I Don’t Need to Hear From Cisgender People

My friend Brian has a wonderful post called “Eight Things I Don’t Need to Hear from Straight People”. It’s a really great post about people who are trying to be supportive, but who say hurtful things. With his permission I am adapting the post and writing about things I don’t need to hear from cisgender… Continue reading Six Things I Don’t Need to Hear From Cisgender People

an addendum

as an addendum to yesterday’s post: i wanted to give some further thoughts and resources on what it means to be a good trans ally. i said yesterday that most of the time i didn’t mind when people asked me questions about my transition, however there are some guidelines. while a friend might be willing… Continue reading an addendum

thomas

John 20: 19-20: When it was evening on the that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his… Continue reading thomas

mary

John 20:11-16 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”… Continue reading mary

ave maria

Throughout the gospel of Matthew we only see glimpses of Jesus’ mother. Unlike in Luke she is barely a footnote in the birth of Jesus. Here the text centers around Joseph. There is no mention of Jesus’ childhood in Matthew so the next glimpse we get of Mary the mother is in chapter 12 when… Continue reading ave maria

easter saturday

There’s not much in the Passion narratives about Easter Saturday. We know that they hurriedly buried the body of Jesus because it was nearing the Sabbath. Then the next we hear of them is when they go to the tomb to anoint the body on Easter morning. What were they doing in the meantime? We… Continue reading easter saturday

crucifixion part two

Transition is, by it’s nature, both intensely public and intensely private. In the Passion narrative there are parts that Jesus has to face alone. There were moments where his friends could not accompany him, moments when he was the only one experiencing the pain and suffering. Even though, in the end, all of the people… Continue reading crucifixion part two

crucifixion part one

Matthew 27: 45-46: From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Most of us know the story of the crucifixion. Growing up in the… Continue reading crucifixion part one

the garden

Matthew 26: 36-46: Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved,… Continue reading the garden

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