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Monday, October 13, 2014

War

I wonder
When faith
Became
A war

Us vs. Them

I don’t know
What God asks
Of others

But God
Hasn’t asked me
To enlist
In an army

The Lord’s army
Any army

To make
Protection
Of boundaries
The trademark
Of my faith

I am not
At war

I am not
Afraid of differences

I do not
Feel threatened
In the least
By my fellow
Humans

All I know
Is I was walking
With God
With others around me
And somehow the walk
Turned into

A march
A protest
A movement
I never
Signed up for

So I am
Continuing
The walk
But separating
From the march

Walking
On my own
With a different philosophy
About what
God came
To do

About how
God would act
If here

I don’t
Think God would hide
Behind a barricade
Shooting arrows
At those who
Live differently

I think
God would walk
Among people
Unprotected, unthreatened

Loving them
Hearing them
Honoring them
 
Not warring with them

Just inviting them
Peacefully
To walk alongside