It's that the church finally started to look like you. So when you see the church, you see someone who looks like you and you know you are welcome here.
So I retract my earlier frustration for now, and I say let's celebrate it all, baby. Because it's time to celebrate that the church looks like more of us. Finally my lesbian sisters can look into the HOB and see what I see- a gifted, skilled person who shares their traits and who knows their struggle and pain and who can be their voice. And as a straight woman and an ally, that is something I should also celebrate. So I will not get frustrated with my sisters' celebrations. They have SO earned it, and it is time to shout it from the rooftops.
Thank you, LA- you did hard work.
PS, by next week, I expect that we'll be back to normal celebrating her gifts and skills TOO, right?