One day at a time.

One day at a time.

Friday, October 10, 2014

You Can Bring a House Speaker to Water, But You Can't Make Him....

Before our children were born, my partner and I talked about the world into which they were being born.  We discussed how we would explain to them why we couldn't get married and why their parents were "different."  Two nights ago as I got home late and rushed up to their nursery to catch them before their eyes closed on another day, I realized.  They won't know this world.  At least not in the way I have known this world.

That's the thing about justice.  That's why the Hebrew Bible compares justice to flowing water.  "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." Amos 5:24

Once you release the floodgates, there is no going back.

No matter how hard Speaker Tillis tries, you can't bottle up justice once you open the floodgates.  That's why they've fought against marriage equality so viciously.  They know: once justice starts flowing, no one can stop it.

Having grown up near water, I know the power of flowing water.  It will erode the hardest rocks over time, shaping the land to its pattern.  It will take out any obstacle in its path, moving homes, roads and even mountains.  Even those trying to take us back to the stone age will not be able to do so.

So take your 1 hour, 1 day, even 1 week.  Hold up the courts with our money.  Rant and shout against the tidal waves.  Scream into the streams.  Stand firm and harden your heart as the rivers break loose.  In the meantime...

Justice is flowing.

My children will never know the world that Thom Tillis and others so want to enshrine and cement.  For the world is already changed.

Justice is flowing.

Love wins.


Marilyn said...

Thanks for this eloquent piece!

Traveler said...

Amen! Thank you for this beautiful piece!

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