As one

Like a football team going into a grand final
after five consecutive wooden spoons
Like the federal cabinet going into an election
when five points down in the polls.
Like a couple, holding hands
as the minister declares them married.
Like a family weeping together
as they share their grief.
Like a gospel choir in joyful exultation
as they make that final chord.
Like migratory geese flying high
and long towards their destination.
Like a group of protesters
Like defiant people
in a conquered land.
Like those who recognise
the truth of kindred suffering.
Like the hearts of the faithful,
overcome by grace.
Like God bringing light into darkness
by taking human flesh.
Like a congregation of God’s people
committed to the gospel
and unafraid of death.
Such is unity.
© Ken Rookes


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