Last night I had dinner with my freshman roommate. It was the first time we have had opportunity to talk since I began coming out nearly two years ago.
When I decided to begin the process of reconciling my homosexuality with the world, I was fortunate enough to meet a group of men at a function for gay fathers. We quickly bonded and began to rely heavily on one another for advice, guidance and support. We talked, we shared, we laughed, we became the best of friends. Through that friendship our lives were enriched and uplifted, our individual burdens lightened, and our journeys made easier.
As a man of faith, I thank God daily for my friends and the charity, that pure love of Christ, they have shown me. My life is good because of them. My life is rich because of them. I am confident and at peace because of them. My life has meaning because of my love for them.
I hope that each of us can be a friend to others as my friends have been to me. That small deed would add so much love and hope to our lives and to the world in which we all often struggle.