Wednesday, November 5, 2008
peace be with you.
when i grew up in the episcopal church
there was a time in each service where we turned to one another,
and no matter our differences,
clasped hands across the backs of pews,
across the petty and the profane,
and spoke these words:
"peace be with you."
"and also with you."
no matter your beliefs,
or your preferences in a voting booth yesterday,
as i sat in a hotel room in sao paulo, brazil
watching barack obama
i could only think of this time.
and saying to you,
each of you,
every one of you,
across every aisle we have between us: