DECLARATION

in memory of the Tree Of Life synagogue victims
Oct. 27, 2018

Today let there be sounded one sorrow,
sorrow from the depths of all loving,
sorrow in the unity of all caring,
sorrow for the lost and for the hurting,
and may it sound as a summons and call.

Today let there be constructed one city,
built of the bricks of compassion,
grounded on the bedrock of justice,
opening its doors toward kindness,
with welcome in place of a wall.

Today let there be united one people,
hearts beating one blood through all bodies,
hands holding hands in one commitment,
heads turned to the light of one horizon,
the horizon of wholeness and peace meant for all.

Copyright ©2018 by Andrew King

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Easter 7, Yr C)

THAT ALL MAY BE ONE
(John 17: 20-26)

May your people be one
as the seas are one
though salting a thousand shores.

May your people be one
as the wind is one
though whisper, though rush, though roar.

May your people be one
as the birds are one
though they sing a thousand songs.

May your people be one
as our prayers are one
though voiced in a thousand tongues.

May your people be one
as the light is one
though made of the colours of the rainbow.

May your people be one
as your love is one –
your love for all people, we know.

May your people be one
as you are one:
you in Christ, and Christ in you.

May your people be one
as the Spirit is one,
moving in us, moving through.

Copyright ©2016 by Andrew King