Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.

        “I ask that they may all be one.  
        As you, Mother, are in me
         and I am in you,
         may they also be in us.”

                  — John 17. 20, 21

You who are Holy, You who are One,
by your grace we are one:
not unanimous or alike, but one.
One living body, with one spirit,
part of one another,
present in each other,
as you are present in us.
We and all strangers,
our most bitter enemies, are one.
The cry of the most far-flung peoples
rises in our hearts;
the hope of our salvation
rests in theirs.
Our pain, our freedom, our beauty
is all one thing.
O One, may the light of your love
dispel the illusion of our manyness,
the great sadness of our separation.
With the glory of our varied lives,
in your love,
O One,
we are one.


Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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