A Holy Alchemy

In a dark room, white-hot molten metal is poured from a crucible into a mold. We see leather-clad arms holding a long-handled tool to help guide the flow.

Once upon a time
chemists believed
they could transform
lead into gold
or death into life.

We laugh
but are we not also
in the business of alchemy?
Turning loneliness into connection,
pain into comfort,
anger into solidarity,
faith into action?

The subtle magic of church:
combines love with justice,
creates hope out of fear,
transforms individuals into community.

Here we engage in
a holy alchemy,
finding beauty in the ordinary
and life in the present.
Come, let us be transformed