Rev. Kimberley Debus reflects:
I wrote these words because I couldn't find anything that worked...because no one's done this in living memory. Please feel free to use with attribution.
There Are No Good Opening Words
There are no good opening words,
Written long ago
Or even recently
That capture this moment.
In uncharted territory
Taking up a task
Our past selves and our ancestors
Can only imagine
But here we are –
We are the people this moment needs
And so let us take up our work
In pursuit of healing and holding.
Let our work today
Despite our fears and uncertainties
Despite our anxieties and frustrations
And let us chart this new course
We were, we are, and we can be again.