I need to be 100% honest and admit that I was guilty of thinking a lot of the things posted in the image above. I just didn’t get it. Like almost all prejudices, until I met someone I deeply trusted and respected that was bisexual I thought it was just something that people who liked to have sex with everyone said they were. I see now how utterly rude and condescending that notion is but I need to be honest and say that I felt that way.
In what part of the psyche does that judgmental nature call home? Is there a way to unlearn it without having to go through that step where you sound like an asshole until you figure it out? I am very thankful to my friend who showed me the capacity to love people and not gender. She has made me realize that type of approach to love is something we all need more of. That doesn’t sound selfish or greedy to me, it sounds pretty flipping remarkable!!
So Happy Bisexuality Day to all my bi friends!! I hope today someone else gets opened up to the beauty of bisexuality and is able to see it for what it is, a gift from God that allows one to find an enduring love in someone regardless of their gender.
Today ends the celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. According to tradition, this past Wednesday evening leading into Tuesday marked the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve and their entry into God’s plan for the world. This celebration of new beginnings and of God’s glory historically lasts two days, ending at sunset today.
But as you enjoy the light hearted video above and share the greeting “Shanah Tovah” (literally, have a good year) with your Jewish (ad non-Jewish) friends, we at the Daily Cake invite you to think of the common homeland of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions and the incredible tension that continues to brew on the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Tomorrow we will engage the call for a day of prayer and fasting for Syria by offering a series of reflections and prayers. We hope you’ll join us by reading along and perhaps fasting and praying yourself. If you have prayers to contribute please post them below and we will repost them to our network tomorrow.
In the meantime, we give thanks that there are always chances for new beginnings…for all of us.
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