My VERY Mormon sister decided she didn't want me in her life this past week. There are many things that I do that she does not approve of.
She takes her five children to church for three hours on Sunday. They wear perfectly pressed dresses, their hair is always in place, and they each carry their scriptures.
I walk in the mountains each morning and commune with my source.
She completes her Visiting Teaching each month so she can "count" the numbers.
I gave the homeless man (the one who held his hand out to me as I was passing by) my apple yesterday.
She gives money to her church every month to insure that she won't burn in hell.
I bought my unemployed friend's five children winter shoes.
She teaches her children that homosexuality is bad.
Many of my best friends are gay and I love every little bit of them.
She believes that women should only be "wives" and "mothers" and that I cannot reach my highest potential if I do not enter into the bonds of matrimony.
I do not ever want to put a label on who I am and what I do. I do not believe in the power of a marriage license.
She lives her life by the Bible code.
I live my life by the Golden Rule.
She believes you can only be happy in this life if you are a Mormon.
I am happy.