Sunday, 16 October 2011

A Call for Unity . . .

John Chuchman's writing has the knack of speaking to the heart.  I needed to hear this poem on his blog.  thank you so much.   Let's Agree on Something . . . . . . Have a look at his website after reading this poem.


A Call for Unity

Whether you express your Spirituality
by regularly attending weekly liturgies
in prescribed formats
or
by using every meal with friends and family
to express Thanksgiving
and enhance Community,
Let’s agree
that We are all One
with the Creator of the Universe.


Whether you idolize
clerics, the hierarchy, the papacy, church
or
the Original Blessing, All of Creation,
Let’s agree
We are all gifted and
need to be Thankful.

Whether you worship Jesus,
which He never requested
or
Emulate Jesus
which He did request,
Let’s agree
He showed us the way
to Live and Love.

Whether you believe
you are part of the one true church
or
that we are all children of God
with many paths to Spiritual Growth
Let’s agree
to respect each other’s way.

Whether you believe
that only celibate males can be ordained
or
that All can be called to priesthood,
Let’s agree
that the Creator has no gender
and can be envisioned as female and male.

Whether you believe
Gays and Lesbians are disordered
or
that we are All children of God,
Let’s agree
to respect every individual’s
God-Given rights.

Whether you believe
Church hierarchy can do no wrong
or
that they are human
and can err,
Let’s agree
they should be transparent and accountable
to us.

Whether you believe
the old ways are the best
or
that we must seek new ways of being church,
Let’s Agree
that Change is a normal part of Creation
and humans need both change and continuity.

Whether you believe
we should all do Liturgy the in the same way
or
that God’s created Diversity
should be celebrated,
Let’s Agree
We need to respect and honor our differences.

Whether you believe
some will suffer eternal damnation
or
we will All return to Our Creator,
Let’s Agree
not to
condemn people in this life.

Whether you believe
we are fallen
and needed to be redeemed
or
we are simply works in process,
Let’s Agree
we have the potential for perfection.

Whether you believe
Jesus died because of our sinfulness
or
because the hierarchy feared
loss of control
at his message,
Let’s Agree
We did not kill him.

Whether you believe the Pope
is infallible
or
Not,
Let’s Agree
we must all
live by our conscience.

Whether you believe
the world is evil
or
Creation is Good,
Let’s Agree
to be Representatives of Good.

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