We gather here to seek unity of spirit
We gather here to seek unity of spirit in the midst of diversity,
to heal the wounded and confront the oppressor,
to instill joy and confidence in our children,
to grow in mind, body, and spirit ourselves,
and to bear witness to the transforming power of love
beyond which not a single atom nor soul is lost forever.
Thus do we covenant with each other
in the presence of that which is holy.