We need people with hearts wide open,
ready to take in the bad with the good.
We need brave and noble souls
who are able to discern where possibility lies,
who are willing to name the truth for what it is,
and who do the hard thing
with as much compassion as is possible.
The time is here and now.
We cannot wait
for the world to look the way we want it to,
we cannot wait for our vision to win out,
our party to be in power,
our narrative to dominate.
We simply face what is head on,
arms wide open,
living into what we know can be.
We have to face reality
we do the little
and big things
we can do to transform it.
To bring about a world …
Where justice and peace kiss
Where families are free to stay together
Where love prevails
Where honesty is honored
Where diversity flourishes
Where we believe ….
The future is possible.
Our task is to show up
with our hearts – and minds –
2 thoughts on “Hearts Wide Open”
Susan, I pray with you for the ability to discern where possibility resides. Thank you for this beautiful prayer-poem.
That was lovely