Music - Marg Herder
Words - Marg Herder
Performed, mixed and recorded by Marg Herder
Originally released on 3rd margaret's alone... CD
How can we hope to survive if our soul’s ain’t alive
And how can we ever escape if you’re sealin’ our fate
How your children must fear, to see your love disappear
You don’t know Her
You tell us what you know but you can’t bring yourself to look in our eyes
We don’t see what you’re gonna lose by thinking everyone could walk in Her light
You say the Passion was real, so what did Her Son reveal
Well it sure isn’t what you’re sayin’ now, that we’re somehow unworthy to share in true fellowship with you. If you think that, you don’t know Her. So if your time really is tickin’ away like you say you’d better come to know Her.
We can know you.
You can know us.
We can know Her.
So what does it mean?
We can all know Her...
The contempt of judgemental Chirstians is a powerful solvent, acting upon the souls of their gay and lesbian children. How horrible it would be to be the son or daughter of a "religious" person and know that as they railed on about homosexuals they were unknowingly speaking with hatred about you. How destructive, how wounding.
My parents love me. My parents know that I am a spiritual person. My parents did not unknowingly speak out in judgement and unwittingly destroy me.
And because of this I know that those parents who do stoop to hate-speak, who are not afraid to exercise their intollerance in front of their children, simply do not know Her. They do not know the loving compassion and forgiveness that is "God."
As someone whose soul was not destroyed, dissolved in this way, I want all of you who have been wounded to hear me, and trust me, and believe me when I say to you:
Your parents and all the Christians that judge and berate you are dead wrong to do so. Dead wrong. Jesus did not judge you as unworthy, Jesus hung around with and loved all people. And more than that, Spirit created you in Her own beautiful grace-filled image. And you are so very worthy of love.
Maybe eventually you will be able to look at your parents and know that they are only afraid, and confused, and desparate. You can know that they are only human. You can see yourself as wounded. You can acknowlege your pain and dissapointment. Eventually maybe you can forgive them and learn to love them in a way they may not ever be able to love you.
Times are slowly changing. Eventually love and forgivness will dissolve their fear. Eventually judgemental and wounding Christians (and those of other religions) will not be able to turn their backs on Her. Eventually they will come to know Her and in doing so they will finally be able to love all people.
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