Lent 3

Mar. 3rd, 2017 10:43 am
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"In 2007 he became one of the first high-profile sports professionals to come out as gay - a courageous move in a sport which often defines the word macho. He has spoken about this decision as being the biggest challenge he has ever faced - even more so than officiating an international match under intense scrutiny in front of 95,000 spectators and a global TV audience. The severe depression he experienced coming to terms with his sexuality culminated in an attempt to take his own life in his twenties."

Nigel Owens, of course - if you haven't listened to his extremely moving contribution to Desert Island Discs, do try to. Acknowledging the truth really did help to set him free.

And a prayer, from last year's UK Meet's act of reflection.

Living God,
Creator and Lover of the world, we offer our lives to you this day,
all our words and deeds, our hopes and fears, and our friendship
Accept us as we are, with all our stumbling and with all our courage.
Guide us into what you have us to be.
And in the power of your Spirit enable us to be a sign of your presence in the world,
after the pattern and in the name of Jesus your true and well Beloved.
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