By Katie Hays

"You need two pockets," Rabbi Simcha said. "In one, a note: 'I am but dust and ashes.' In the other, a note: 'For my sake, the world was created.'" Or, according to Paul's Christo-logic in 1 Corinthians 3, 4, 5, and 6: "You were bought with a price."


Rev. Dr. Katie Hays is the planter-pastor and Lead Evangelist at Galileo Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), or "Galileo" for short, in Mansfield, Texas. Galileo Church seeks and shelters spiritual refugees -- those for whom church is boring, irrelevant, exclusive, or even painful -- especially LGBTQ people and the people who love them. Galileo was born in the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth at Pentecost in 2013. galileochurch.org