Closet: (n) a wardrobe, especially one tall enough to walk into.
Coming out of the closet has become synonymous with revealing one’s sexual preference. Yet an earlier mention of the closet was offered by Jesus: a location for prayer.
Jesus recommended a closet.
So when coming out of that closet after prayer, the power of the experience should be the energy offered and the optimism initiated. It was to be a place of reflection, empowerment, personal humility and discovery.
Much has been achieved by encouraging humans to come out of the closet, offering revelations on their personal status. No doubt about that.
But we are human. Ultimately our main concern is not whether someone is gay or straight, or whether they pray or not, but instead, if they’re going to be cooperative. It’s not the status of male or female, but instead, an evaluation on how well they are able to evolve. Also, it’s not if they are Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Jew, but rather, a determination about the comprehension on how Planet Earth really works.
So to some degree, we all need to come out of the closet–after a sweet time of contemplation, consideration and prayer.
And hopefully, when we do come from the closet, we will arrive to promote acceptance and unity with those around us.
If we do, then our time in the closet was well-spent.
If we don’t, we feed the suspicion in others that our choices are selfish and rude.