Jesus Came to Bring Division?

You once said You came

Not to bring peace but

division–

That brother might

Be against father

And daughter against mother.

Today feels like

One of those days:

Our houses are divided

Our country is divided

Our lives are divided.

How easy it is to look back at yesterday

Flipping through the photo album of our mind

Yearning for what once was.

Remind us today

That yesterday was not as bright as we might remember,

That crossroads can be a place of creativity,

That real and lasting peace

Real and lasting progress

Real and lasting life

Begin in small ways,

With small steps,

That defy

The rhetoric of this world

And lead toward

Your wisdom.

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