Reconciliation


What is it that unifies us?

For the boiling bad blood
of heated boarders has
polluted all the air
inside the firmament-sky,
and false belonging spits at empathy
as personhood is domestically defined.


What is it that brings us together?

For self-perpetuating open wounds
are blinding and searing
any concept of an 'us'
and reactions chase reactions
chase reactions chase reactions
chase reactions.


What is it that brings us together
from this hopeless hate?

The most hurt party
not only abandoned vengeance
but mirrored it onto Himself,
and demonstrates frail victory
that looks like failure to us,
unless we abandon vengeance
in an embrace that crosses
every dimension of this sickness.


This is what brings us together:

A divine reconciliation
stained in the blood of hurt,
and risen in the germinating promise
of immeasurable change.

Written 22/02/12

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 'All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation: that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.'

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