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
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)