Knowing that I might not be with Dad when the end came, I said to him – forgive me, lgbtq friends, this is not politically correct; it sounds like apologizing for who I am; I am trying to be honest with you as I try to be honest with God -- “Dad, I know that I have not been the son that you wanted, but I love you very much.”
He was down to 90 pounds He struggled with the side of the hospital bed to sit up, and he would not let me help him. He got eyeball to eyeball and said, “Louie, you have never been more wrong. You are the son that I wanted, and I love you very much.”
I realize that some of you may not have had a father that loved you like that. But let me tell you about my other father, because he's your father too. The God who made heaven and earth made you. You are the daughter God wants. You are the son God wants. Let your pride be in God's absolute love of you.