God looks at the puzzle of humanity, every piece and every person and God says these are my people. The ones who know me and ones who think they know me. The ones who love me and the ones who hate me. The straight ones and the Gay ones and the trans ones. The rich ones and the poor ones and all the ones in between. God thinks we are all Gods people. Gods way is to connect with all of us, know all of us, love all of us.
So the task before us in this Lenten season is to see what we can do to make our thought, our ways more like God’s thoughts and God’s ways. Until we see ourselves and each other and every human being as God sees us.