Check out this UCC blogger: Chuck Currie: Beth Stroud And The Call To Ministry. He comments on a sermon preached by Beth Stroud, a lesbian United Methodist minister currently appealing the revocation of her credentials. Here’s a snippet. (He includes a link to the whole sermon.)
Itâ€™s taken me a while to learn that my calling is not about me. Itâ€™s still often hard to remain clear about that. Itâ€™s not about my gifts and potential, and itâ€™s not about my limitations, either. Itâ€™s always about a need or a hurt in the world that God has seen, a cry that God has heard, and what God intends to do about it.