By Father David Fisher

picture of father fisher

And Jesus said “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”
In the USA today, we face a crisis in imagination.
Divided as we are, we are unable to imagine ourselves as one nation under God nor to imagine those we fear or hate as neighbors to be loved.
Divided as we are, we are unable to imagine a solution to our
discontent that reaches out in love toward the stranger, rather
than using force - force of ballots, force of argument, and
in the end, force of arms – to destroy our enemies.
We refuse to recognize our oneness as creatures of a loving God.
fashioned in His likeness.

You who want
knowledge,
see the Oneness
within.

There you
will find
the clear mirror
already waiting.

Hadewijch II (Antwerp, 13th century)
[translated by Jane Hirshfield
]