Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Love Poem - The Body of Christ

In the Way Things Have Been

We have said:
we are gay
we are straight
we are queer
we are not
we are men
we are women
we have divided our own Body into Us and Them.
We have believed lies
we have told lies.

And the Way Things Could Be:

Our God calls us to believe that
all men, all women, are human
equal in the sight of eternity.
We share the same breath
we inhabit our bodies
we are all fed by blood
and love
and food
and water.
We celebrate and mourn
we rejoice and we grieve.

We Search for a New Way of Being:

We have been created with dignity
we have been created in love.
We respond to the call to return to who we truly are
who we were meant to be
in Community, in Diversity, in Conversation, in Love.
We are the Body of Christ.
The Body of Christ is queer,
is man, is woman,
is straight.
The Body of Christ is the people of God,
gathered here, and carried in our hearts.
This is the body we have, this is our body.

How (Not) To Speak of God by Peter Rollins
IKON Community

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often. George from love poem.