Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner

It is indeed a different day. It is as Charles Dickens wrote in the Tale of Two Cities:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only …”

If I ever allowed myself to become envious, I would envy the God given talent to write with such grace and poignancy in an effort to paint concise scenes such as the above. I often wonder how a writer such as Dickens, or Taylor Caldwell (my favorite author!) would script my character. How would I look on paper; what words would the writer choose to bring my character to life … now that is indeed a thought, but back to the thought at hand …

While shopping at Costco the other day, I noticed my cashier (a ‘young’un’) wore a “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do) bracelet. Sooo, while checking out I asked him, “So what would Jesus do about Caitlyn Jenner?” His response, “Everything I have learned about being a Christian says that Jesus would love her, and we should love her too; not judge her or condemn her, but just show her some love.” caitllynHmmmm that was an unexpected and totally refreshing answer. I was humbled and so responded, “How true, but we as Christians often times forget how much Christ loves.”   Continue reading →