What is needed right now

By Rev. Mindi

What is needed right now is radical love:

Love that blesses instead of divides.

Love that welcomes and embraces instead of casts out.

Love that sees the refugees as Mary and Joseph.

Love that sees Christ in the face of the children among the ruins of Aleppo.

 

What is needed right now is radical love:

Love that celebrates and rejoices in finding a partner in this life.

Love that is not selfish or boastful or arrogant or rude,

But truly rejoices in the truth: that Love Wins.

That Love is Love.

 

What is needed right now is radical love:

Love that cries out when our neighbor is in need

Because they are our own. Because we and they are us.

Love that sees the face of God in each person.

Love that encompasses so fully that we step away from the center.

 

What is needed right now is radical love:

Compassion, empathy, justice for all.

Love that fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich away empty.

Love that lifts up the lowly and brings down the powerful from their thrones.

Love that scatters the proud.

 

What is needed right now is radical love:

For the high trees will be cut down and the low trees raised high.

For the powerful will tumble and the poor will rise up.

For the refugees and immigrants will be the next generation.

For love is radical, and love will break through.