Read aloud or silently this poem by Rev. Alicia Roxanne Forde, used with permission.
It feels like We are eyeing one another across a great divide
A divide I sometimes call:
"class, race, ethnocentricity, theological perspectives and its implications for
How We practice, how We live, how We be"
If you be You and I be Me
If We speak truth in love — with love,
If We act, related with integrity
If We unite our spirits . . . open, and aching, and whole, and wanting, and giving . . .
the work We engage, the communities We create, the power of who We can be
holds a great promise
a great hope
for us and our wider communities . . . and . . . this . . . matters
What words and images are most powerful for you? How do these words reflect your own reasons for working to bridge "the great divide"? You may wish to write or draw in your journal.