On this date, in 1967, the first human heart transplant was performed, in South Africa. I remember feeling awe that such a thing was possible. I still feel that way.
Of course, changing hearts is not something left only to surgeons. God asks us to do that all the time.
Without years of training and the most sophisticated equipment we will not transplant a heart. But we can transform our own and help others transform theirs.
The equipment we can use is not always sophisticated, but it is powerful. I pray every day that non-LGBT people will overcome their fear of the rest of us, that members of Congress will pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), that more and more people will stop feeling the need to carry guns, and much more.
Email can be part of our heart-changing equipment. For example, I sent a heart-felt message to my federal legislators urging them to pass ENDA. I figure that if enough of us en-courage their hearts, they will do the right thing. You can do that, too. Go to https://secure3.convio.net/hrc/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=571
Let’s open a few hearts, and transform (not transplant) them.