Saturday, July 20, 2019

more than just Sabbath

“As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people urged them to speak about these things again the next sabbath.” Acts 13:42

in a world
where cruel chants
are more and more acceptable,
let us whisper to others,
‘we value you, we honor you;’
in a time
when wedges are driven
into communities to fracture
people into them and us tribes,
let us continue
to build bridges
with words of justice
that are stronger than steel;
in places
where hopelessness
is offered as the only
lifestyle option by
the privileged and powerful,
let us gather the ignored
into our arms and shout
‘we are family; we are one;’
not just each holy day,
but every day,
every moment

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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