Reverend Malcolm Boyd Quotes

Reverend Malcolm Boyd Quotes.

Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being

Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being needs to include my freedom to explore who I am both spiritually and sexually. Not just to explore – but to practice.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
I find in the Psalms much the same range of mood and expression as I perceive within my own life of prayer.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
I have osteoarthritis, which especially affects my knees.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
Yet through history gays have always dominated religious life and churches.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear. Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I’ve ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit – as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
However one might pray – in any verbal way or completely without words – is unimportant to God. What matters is the heart’s intent.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
Seriously, however, I learn a lot about my physical life in the aging and changing of my body.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
Our prayers must spring from the indigenous soil of our own personal confrontation with the Spirit of God in our lives.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
I believe that God prays in us and through us, whether we are praying or not (and whether we believe in God or not). So, any prayer on my part is a conscious response to what God is already doing in my life.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God. Being with God in a deliberate way.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks near our home several early mornings a week.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
I find Jesus my confidant and companion, brother and savior; our relationship is intimate, vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community – especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd
I have glaucoma, so use eye drops both morning and night.
Reverend Malcolm Boyd