What difference would it have made
if we hadn’t seen God
as separate from us,
safe in a holy heaven
while we struggled here on earth

instead of knowing
we are all made in the image of God
and the presence of Spirit in us
is the over-lighting power
and indwelling love
of our soul?

What difference if we hadn’t seen others
as separate, other,
rather than part of the same family?

What difference if we had known
we are intimately connected
to our planet
and had not used and abused it
as our resource?

Our faith and our world view
can have far-reaching consequences.