Out of chaos, Beauty, out of mystery, Light—
Secrets wrapped within the velvet of the night.
Though we do not understand the catastrophic,
Galactic history of our Universe,
We are gathered here together
In this world,
In this Garden,
To find Unity and Common Strength . . .
TEACH US HOW.
Help us unlearn Bias that we might embrace Community.
Help us each to look inside ourselves
And see You again,
Though we cannot fully understand our own
Often chaotic human history,
To respond to Your Faith in us.
Multiply in us, Abrahamic children—
Like the countless stars in heaven—
And openness to first accept Your Embrace,
That we might turn and greet each other
With the loveliest words we can utter:
PEACE BE WITH YOU!
—Patricia Henderson Struntz