Re-member the world

by Ken Sehested

We engage our rituals,

we practice our disciplines,

we undertake a great variety of pieties,

not to forget the world in our reach for Heaven,

but to remember the world differently:

To re-member the world,

to re-create the earth

in accordance with the Pledge by which it was first breathed,

aligned with the Purpose which it was conceived,

animated by the Promise toward which it is destined,

enthralled with the Assurance of the Lamb’s tranquility

in the face of every lion’s pride,

of death’s subjugation every manger’s claim,

of creation’s release  every slaver’s chain.

It is Heaven—you know

that swells its reach to earth enfold.

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