This morning an expected meeting was unavoidably cancelled and I had a chance to reflect on what is of really deep concern in my life now. Given the tragic situation in the world in many dimensions I felt drawn to share this poem that came to me last year.
A Prayer for Unity Oh my friend, what will bring us together? We share the one life, the one birth Yet everywhere we are divided. Is it the bird on the wing Or the green grass at our feet Or the ground we walk upon Or the silver plane in the sky Or the gentle breeze that soothes us? May the beauty of the earth A hope for harmony to come The love of our families Tender memories of our dear departed Our common humanity bring us together. Let it come This blessing of blessings That we may join together In a hymn of thanksgiving And live our lives not with a heavy heart But in expectation of a transformation to come. Let it begin with me.