The churches have a history of persecuting persons who fall outside their rigid concept of normality. Consequently, many MAG members are disturbed at coming to terms with their religion and their sexual proclivity. Many have known that they were gay from an early age and that gayness is a part of their nature. Yet the churches say that they can be cured and then they can return to the fold. Many faiths including the Christian church have a horrendous record of persecution of gays down through the centuries and this rubs off on to many aspects of secular life today.
Memo From God
Contributed by Chito
I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help nor prompting.
If life happens to deliver a situation that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD - something for god to do box. All situations will be resolved, but in my time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.
If you find yourself stuck in traffic; don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad day at work; think of the man who has been out of work for years. Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; think of the woman in dire straits, working 12 hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.
Should your car breaks down, leaving you miles away from assistance; think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine. Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is pose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity. Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them. Should you decide to send this to a friend; thank you, you may have touched their life in ways you will never know. When you think you have it bad, there is someone out there that wishes he or she had it as good as you do.
Be nice to everyone, because everybody is wrestling with their own personal "giants". Remember life is short. The next life is very, very, very, very long.
Sometimes our "big" problems are actually small ones.