My smartphone does it no justice whatsoever. That doesn't stop me from holding it up and impotently taking shots of the heavens.
Naturally I yelled for everyone to put down their various after dinner pursuits and come stand in the damp and look at the sky.
And I'm pretty low key for my family, regarding rainbows. My grandfather saw the rainbow, and actually called my parents to tell them, and my dad actually woke up my mom to actually go rainbow hunting. In a car. You know tornado chasers? Yeah my folks are rainbow chasers. I gotta live with that. :)
A rainbow reminds me of three key things:
2. Kermit the frog
3. Gay rights
Yep. It does. Will never forget the time I was told as a kid I couldn't wear rainbow colors anymore because "it means something bad" with no further explanation.
I realize that one of those topics is very controversial. I mean, where I'm from, people talk about Kermit. A lot. And get really agitated, one way or the other.
I think it's good to remember that our highest call is to charity. Simcha said this well recently on a different topic Basically, here too, there's no need to get all judgmental and smug because you don't personally have amphibian inclinations and struggles.
From the heartache I've seen, its really, truly not easy being green, however that shade was achieved. I sometimes think greater harm is being done by the hatefulness that surrounds this issue on both sides than by inordinate affections for Miss Piggy. Could be wrong, but just a thought.
In any case, self-righteousness was never a Christian virtue. Our job is to inspire people to live the joy of being God's child, joy communicated through our own example. Speaking for myself, I have too much work to do in that area to find any time to sort through which stone to throw first at Kerm.
And that goes for Miss Utah too. Since I'm on a Simcha kick, here. Yeah, what she said.
"And above all these put on love, which is the bond of perfection." Colossians 3:14