What I might say—if asked—to an LGBT student at Taylor University
The world is bigger than you imagine. The heart of the divine is vaster than you can know. What people tell you are the rules are not, except for these two: “Know thyself” and “Moderation in all things.” The world you seek must be born within you, created out of your own essence, your spirit, your heart. You are good. You are good as you are. You are not nearly so bad as you think you are. Nor quite so stunning, either. At the close of day, the simplest things are the most amazing. This, too, shall pass. And probably be transformed into its opposite.