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The Promise and the Practice: Benediction #3
The Promise and the Practice: Benediction #3
Benediction

We are the ones we have been waiting for.*
We are not perfect, but we are perfectly fitted for this day.
We are not without fault,
but we can be honest to face our past as we chart a new future.
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
May we be bold and courageous to chart that new future
May we have faith in a future that is not known
We are the ones we have been waiting for.*

*the words of June Jordan in “Poem for South African Women,” which she presented at the U.N. on  August 9, 1978

 

About the Author

  • Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson is minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork. Among her specialties are anti-racism and youth ministry.

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