Coming Out

As you sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world

John 17:18
Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalms 103:1-2,11-12,19-20; I John 4:11-16; John 17:11-19

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, B

On February 28, 2015, a prominent TV News journalist startled some of her colleagues when she proclaimed on a major news site that she was “coming out” — coming out as a Christian, that is. In her article entitled “Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian” She wrote,

“In my personal life, my faith is not something I struggle with… It is just part of who I am. The only place where my spirituality feels volatile is in my professional life; the only time I’ve ever felt uncomfortable talking about my faith is when it comes up in conversation with colleagues.”

She continued, “Since leaving Washington, I have made my life over and I am happier, freer, and healthier…

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