We Gather

We gather—
We bring our sorrows
our disappointments
our failures.

We gather for healing,
for laughter and
to rejoice.

Several rows of people, seen mid-torso, holding outstretched hands, in church.

We gather to find
new ways of loving
new ways of thinking
new ways of being.

We gather—
Yes, always we gather,
for it is in gathering

that we find our hope.