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A Prayer for Sacred Dignity

A Prayer for Sacred Dignity
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Dear God, 

I just spoke to a group of your precious children, learning with them from my aching heart about a world that caused at least 5 young people to lose hope, despite the Majesty of being created in Your Image.  I wish those 5 teenagers had had a safe place, an affirming community, a place for generating personal hope.  I will never stop trying to build and demand that notion of "home." 

Being Gay is sacred.  
Being Straight is sacred.  
Being Human is sacred.  

May no more people be hurt for being themselves.  


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If it were any other way,
there would be no need for cathedrals
in the first place.

Kneel,  stand,  sit,  rise up.

To kneel is
to submit  to lower oneself  to step down  to pause.
To kneel is to call attention  to touch the Earth's face to listen to those  whose blood saturates  the very roots of our story.
To kneel is to step aside  to step outside  to invite others to come closer  to remember.
To kneel is not to stand not to stand not to stand idly by.
Speak your truth,
God damn it.

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