One True Pairing


Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace

have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and

Righteousness look down from heaven. Yes, the Lord shall give

that which is good and our land shall yield its increase.” Psalm 85: 10-12

Yesterday the streets of America rejoiced, our streets running red,

Orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. In San Francisco and

Provincetown, in Boston and Chicago, and in the center of Times

Square, Liberty and Justice kissed. Though long denied, denigrated,

Marginalized and ostracized, our brothers and sisters, children

Of God, have finally come to stand in all their long dignity beneath

The banner of Love. Justice, long blinded, was surprised, I expect;

She probably didn’t see this one coming. But Liberty, leaping down

From her pedestal where she usually stands firmly on the broken

Chains of slavery, knew it was time for rejoicing. Every victory

Of Justice deserves celebrating. Every victory of Love requires some

Token. Only thus can we keep on with the battles that still lie before

Us: so many others pushed away from the table, so many others

Handcuffed and beaten, so many others hungry and held down.

So yes, let us celebrate this victory, this One True Pairing, with joy

For all the loves and lovers redeemed, and gather our strength.