Scott Grohocki-Proctor is a dear friend of the RiverHouse and occasionally (too occasionally) lets us publish his thoughts on various subjects. This is presented without edit and only minor formatting changes.
Time to weigh in. I’ve seen a lot of posts in the last day or two indicating that Caitlyn Jenner is not brave or courageous or a hero. Speaking from personal experience, the act of showing your soul to another person requires more courage than I can adequately express. For me, it was saying I am gay, for Caitlyn Jenner that she is transgender.
Personally speaking, approaching the people you have known and loved and trusted your entire life and telling them that you are in your soul something that they may not accept requires courage. Accepting that you could be outright rejected by those who gave you birth or the ones that make you feel safe in the world requires courage. Opening your self to ridicule and condemnation in order to be true to who you feel you are requires courage. Approaching one or two people at a time and doing this takes courage, doing so to the entire world probably takes a little more.
If you are one of the people dissing Caitlyn Jenner by saying she isn’t courageous, you’re a dick.
I believe in God, I believe in a God that made us all unique. I believe in a God that wants me to accept others for who they are (I don’t always succeed – sometimes I am the dick). If you think your God wants you to mock and belittle people because you don’t believe they fit your version of what God wants then by all means continue to do that. But what if you are wrong? What if he wants you to be accepting and loving and supportive and leave the judging of others to him?
Good luck with that. I’m willing to take the chance that He will understand if I think you are acting like a dick. I accept that He will be judging my judgment of your judgment.
I’m good with that because I am judging you in my name not His!