Transitioning

Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer a couple Fridays ago and opened up about his struggle of sexual identity. He has felt an alignment with being a female and used this interview with Sawyer to announce that he was involved in the process of transitioning to being female. Translated – hormones and surgery. Here is the question that I longed for Diane Sawyer to ask: “what if it doesn’t work?” What if changing the outside does not change the conflict and battle that you feel within? As I wrote a few years ago about Chaz Bono (see the post here on my writing blog, Choose to Trust), whatever is broken before surgery will be broken after. Whatever is broken in you while you are single will still be broken after you’re married. Whatever is broken when you are sober will still be broken when you’re drunk. Whatever is broken in you before serving the poor will still be broken after. Whatever is broken in you when your church is 150 will still be broken when you have 400 attending. Whatever is broken in you before the affirmation on your latest sexy selfie will still be broken after. Bruce Jenner, like our attempts,  is trying to fix a soul problem with hormones and a scalpel. There is only one cure for the brokenness that we experience as this world and its systems and disappointments gang up on us. The truth of Christ, and its answers to our lies, is our covering. After they pursued wholeness apart from God and ate the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve covered themselves. No longer did they trust. They felt insecure. They wondered if the other...

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