Fr Richard Leonard shares the story of the transvestite who joined the parish choir, and how God’s gifts often come in unexpected packages…
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This reflection is read by Fr Richard Leonard SJ from his book “What Are We Waiting For? Finding Meaning in Advent & Christmas” published by Paulist Press 2014. You can purchase a copy via Garratt Publishing, or any good bookstore.
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LAs a pensioner, purchasing the book will have to wait until after Chrismas but the Christlike acceptance of the transgender presentation that this man made was heartwarming and much a reflection of the sort of approach that Pope Francis is taking. How many ‘confused’ individuals – souls made in the likeness of God – have been disdained by many clergy, religious and lay people in the past … and unfortunately, so many in the present day.
As I wrote … this was a heartwarming recounting of the action of the Spirit who moves in mysterious ways.
I was prompted to forward the link to the ‘powers that be’ here in Oz.