Monday, January 28, 2008

Touched

My co-worker just stopped by to express condolences on the death of President Gordon B. Hinckley. This would be thoughtful from any one of my non-Mormon colleagues, but it's particularly touching because this co-worker is (among many other fascinating facets of her life) lesbian. It would be easy for her to assume that I'm against her because of my faith. Wrong, but easy and understandable. She doesn't make that assumption. I'm grateful for that.

I hope this expression of her respect and caring for me is an indication that I have shown respect and caring for her. I do try. I feel now like I want to try even more. ("Be a little better," in the words of our late beloved prophet.)

It seems to me like an appropriate way to remember a leader who made many amazing changes to the Church - and express my hope that more changes are yet to come.

3 comments:

Who Am I? said...

I agree. It IS a fitting tribute. I look forward to changes myself.

Melessa

SalGal said...

You always have a way of showing people who (as church members) we really are.

Tandy said...

You are a great person, Ana! I admire you a lot. And I think that her actions speak volumes about you, honestly!