Rumor has it that his robe was of a special seamless cloth, a garment that would have been very expensive in its day. But rumor also has it (started by me right now) that it was also a rainbow of colors. Certain colors. Two soldiers continue to gamble for the rights to own this very unique garment at the feet of its previous owner. They don't want to divide it, like they usually do, because of its value. The soldier holding the robe is curious. He has seen these colors before... in a parade his son was in. What could this mean? Did this man know his son? Did this man wear these colors in solidarity with his son and his friends? He was perplexed, and pondered these things in his heart. This cartoon and post is in participation with a synchro-blogging project called "Bridging the Gap", the purpose of which is to share positive stories, ideas, and suggestions on how we can bridge the gap between people on the topic of faith and sexuality. Another way to put it is, "How can we embody mutual honor and respect in our conversations and relationships with those with whom we may disagree on the topic of homosexuality?" You can find other participants and read more about it here. I wonder about the symbolic significance of such a seamless and colorful robe. Not even that would be divided. And if it was made up of many colors... it speaks to the unity of seamlessness and the diversity in colors. I believe this is possible to experience in community. // twitter me Check out my t-shirts HERE. I'm growing my inventory all the time. And check out my contemplative art here.