December 14

Read Ephesians 6:10-17

my armor of God isn’t armor 

it’s a cute outfit that expresses who I am. 

i’d rather have nail polish that speaks my truth 

a tattoo that shows the justice I cry for 

or heels that make me feel ready to stand tall in Christ’s peace 

my shield is my faith

 that this person i am is exactly 

who God continuously molds me to be

 even when that doesn’t make sense to everyone else

my salvation is the pronouns through which 

i decide how the world should know me 

and my spirit is the connection I feel with a friend a lover

 or chosen family which grounds me and challenges me 

to cultivate who i am —

helping me to believe 

that my identity is sacred in God’s eyes 

Pray

God help me to consider what my “armor” might be today. What are the things that represent my truth, justice, passion, trust, salvation from oppression, and connection? Help me to know the love you in which I am created and give me peace. Amen.

Rev. Max Hill (they/them/theirs)

Campus Minister

UKirk St. Louis

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