The Least of These: Thoughts on “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

God created mankind in His image.
~Genesis 1:27

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.
~Jeremiah 1:5

‘Whatever you did to the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did to me.’
~Matthew 25:40

It is an unfortunate reality that Christians are one cause of the pain and suffering that transgender people endure.

Christians’ intentions — help people live a moral, fulfilling life — are good. But how those intentions are carried out can, to put it lightly, leave a lot to be desired.

Reading some Christians’ writing…

…it can be hard for me to tell where hatred of sin ends and love of the sinner begins.*

This isn’t to say that I think transgender people are sinning: Are saying to God, through their actions, “I’m going to live my life how I want to live it, your guidance be damned.”

On the contrary: The impression that I get from transgender people, is that such people are saying this:

“God, I’m trying to understand why I am the way I am. And the best way to understand, I feel, is to find out how deep these feelings I have go. Find out where the girl part of me ends and the boy part begins. Or vice versa.”

And when it comes to determining the sinfulness or non-sinfulness of an act, a person’s intent can make the difference.

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Quoting Matthew 25:40, I’m not implying that I think that transgender people are “the least of these” — that a person who is transgender is less of a person than someone who is not.

What I am saying by quoting Matthew 25:40, is this:

God exists in all people. Even people that are treated as pariahs by others.

To people who are transgender:

God meant for you to be the way you are for a reason. God makes no mistakes. All is, ultimately, as He wills to be. (Romans 11:36)

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*God didn’t call sex between two men or two women “homosex.”
“Homo” is a derogatory term. And if there’s one thing God isn’t, it’s degrading.

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7 thoughts on “The Least of These: Thoughts on “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

  1. Beautiful post! I love it! While some Christians are misguided, I think it’s also important to remember that not all are. I didn’t realize it was Transgender Remembrance Day, thanks for writing this!

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