Monday, October 22, 2012
A Message Of Love
Maegann and Michael's Mom posted this video and when I saw it I immediately wanted to share it. I don't get political often, but for me this isn't a debate. It's more of a reminder of...I don't know...the Golden Rule.
I get that many people don't support same sex romantic relationships. Maybe it's because they haven't walked it with people they know. People they love. And that's all this it really is, a message of love. For me, watching this is not about a proposition or an argument, it's just a glimpse into real life. And this truly is REAL LIFE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE.
I have to believe that some people just have not 'gone there' within themselves and they haven't fully opened their hearts and minds to think about it. It might be uncomfortable or confusing, but then...it's not. Or maybe for some it always is, but then it becomes more than that. Ultimately, it's just different. If this is how you feel, I'm asking you to watch this. To imagine that these people are your kids, or your best friends, and really try to process how life would be for them. And how you would support them.
In many areas of life, I'm learning that my perspective is small and I'm challenging myself to 'walk a mile in someone else's' shoes.' And I still have a long way to go. But this issue, equality for all, equality for gay people, isn't hard for me. Because it's a message of love. And when I watch this video I feel a combination of heartbreak and hope. But mostly hope, because things have got to change.