Did you think, that at the age of seventy, I‘d still striving to be true to myself, and longing to know who I am? Well I am. And I’m filled with joy and enthusiasm on the journey, at least for the most part. I’m writing this not only because Finn asked me if I’d be interested, but because you don’t to have to wait until you are seventy to find out. There is Finn Deerhart to accompany you. In the last six months of working with Finn I have gone deeply into the core of my being. He is one of these rare people on the earth that did not let the abuse the pain and humiliation from those around him crush his lust for life. It appears that he has transformed all that through peeling away the walls he used to protect himself and he has come closer to reveling his own true self, to himself. Through the gifts that come from such struggle he is able to create, surround his gay brothers, with the safety and trust needed to become aware of their own unique walls and help them to de-construct them stone by stone.
There is another, of the many, aspects of his healing gift which is his deep love for humanity. I experience that we are in need to connect to the dignity that is our birthright from the core of our creation.
It seems to me that he has perceived something along these lines and transformed it into a will to serve his gay brothers so that they may truly shine out of that dignity which can change the world into communities where deeply honest intimacy can thrive.