Happy Pride! God loves you just as you were created.....

MAY WE LIVE THE SPIRIT OF PRIDE

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By Elizabeth Ketcham

With gratitude for the freedom to be our true authentic selves,
may we live the Spirit of Pride.

With the courage that comes from challenging fear,
may we live the Spirit of Pride

With sorrow for those who could not be here with us today, and in honor of those who died of AIDS or who lost their lives, may we live the Spirit of Pride.

With grief for those whose pain was unbearable and who left us too soon, may we live the Spirit of Pride.

Looking ahead to the justice still withheld,may we live the Spirit of Pride.

With the confidence that a sense of community banishes isolation and loneliness,may we live the Spirit of Pride

With the rainbow flag flying high, a sense of beloved community among us, and the joy that comes from making new connections, may we live the Spirit of Pride.