June 5– A Celebration of Pride
It’s Monday, so… inspired by on one of my favorite bits of the Bible, let’s start every week off with a little bit of whatever’s good and noble in the world. Here are a few excellent and noteworthy things I’m seeing in the world right now. Some are beautiful, promising, and reassuring. Some are poignant, thought-provoking, and necessary. All of them add to a greater knowing of God’s presence in this world, within our humanity, and out in the great beyond. And, they all prove there’s an abundance of spectacular, breathtaking tangible and intangible cosmic matter between us.
Please feel free to share in the comments whatever is good that you’re seeing in the world as well.
PRIDE—A DEEPER LOVE!!!
The amount of art, beauty and creativity the LBGTQIA community has given the world since the beginning of time is astonishing. This community has continuously served us despite the fact that we have not served it. Yet, it has never kept its beauty or its message for itself. This unmerited forgiveness alone very much proves that love is what love does—and love is love.
This week I’d like a celebrate Pride Month with mini collection of some of my favorite LGBTQIA musical performers whose work is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, gracious, excellent, and worthy of praise.
CBS This Morning: Note to Self: François Clemmons reflects on Mister Rogers
Billy Porter and Friends: “Raise You Up!"
Amazon Prime: Everybody’s Talking About Jaime, “And, You Don’t Even Know It”
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Frank Ocean, “Bad Religion”
The 61st Grammys: Brandi Carlile, “The Joke”
Freddie Mercury (Queen):
“Somebody to Love”
Rufus Wainwright: “April Fools”
Janelle Monáe: “Electric Lady”
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Elton John
NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Meshell Ndegeocello
Jamila Woods: “Heaven”
Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes): “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes): “Hold On”
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Little Richard, “Tutti Frutti”
David Letterman Late Night: Tracy Chapman, “Stand By Me”
Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Angel Olson, “Shut Up and Kiss Me”
May your week be filled with whatever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, gracious, excellent, and worthy of praise.