Lucas Johnson preaches about Jacob and Saul. Both suffered from not understanding who they were; their lack of knowledge and lack of acceptance of the truth caused them harm and led them to harm others. When we root our identities in the wrong things, there can be destructive consequences. Pride is rooted in an act of defiance against attempts to tell LGBTQ people that we are less than we are, entitled to fewer rights, deserving of police harassment etc. Pride is also about claiming the truth of who God made us to be. We are in disorienting times but there is a truth about who we all are that is a source of great hope.