I believe our capacity to love expands not with colorblindness or neutrality about another person's gender representation, but with our capacity to listen.
At the Intersection: I've spent the past several weeks (and will spend the next several) marketing the online courses I've developing and feeling gross and conflicted about it.
At the Intersection: Mary's position at the Annunciation struck me as unfair. She was poor, a teenager and a girl, all together a social position lacking any privilege or authority.
I expected to be in a position to take care of my parents by now in part because I believe in a system of rewards for good behavior and consequences for bad. It's a fictional system, but faith in God and God's promises also nurtured it.