I want to see what love can do ((a non-partisan reflection on healthcare reform)

3/24/10
A prayer to God after watching the evening news.

Take me away from name calling politicians, Lord. Take me away from death threats of different viewpoints, God, Lord take us away from ourselves and the kingdom of me to the kingdom of YOU and YOUR CHILDREN.

Arguing and anger are easy. Love, patience, and listening are hard. Love is so much more respectful, so much more courageous.
I WANT TO SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO.

I want to see what love can do to democratic and republican parties. I want to see what love can do between Jews and Christians, between America and Iraq, between blacks and whites, between the poor and the rich, between the city and the suburbs.

I WANT TO SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO

between atheists and believers.

I WANT TO SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO

amongst heterosexuals and homosexuals.

I WANT TO SEE A MIGHTY RIVER OF LOVE FLOW THROUGH ALL NATIONS.

I want MORE LOVE.
And all each of us can do is try. Try to love when it’s hard- especially when it’s hard.
Imagine God hugging the person who disagrees with you. Imagine God listening uninterruptedly to someone’s story so that we too may seek first to understand rather than to be understood. May we remember that God loves the person you dislike with as much love as God loves you.

May we lighten dark places with love because love is the brightest flame out there. LOVE.

Occupy Baltimore
Nov. 2011
Copyright MO

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