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There is no “us”, there is no “them”

There is no you, there is no me. There’s only God that I can see. There is no us, there is no them. There’s only God. Amen. — “There’s only God” by Richard Burdick

A simple meditative chant. Yet it sparked in me, if just for a few moments, a sense of true connectedness with all the world. I paused to consider what this – no us and no them – could really mean for me and for the possibility of peace. I wrote:

If there is no us and no them, then I am completely equal to every other human being.

I am the same as the corporate executive, we are both worthy of love.

I am the same as the Boko Haram member in Nigeria, we are both worthy to be heard.

I am the same as the Liberian street kid, we are both worthy of help.

I am the same as the Midwest meth addict, we are both worthy of healing.

I am the same as the homeless man, we are both worthy of a job.

I am the same as the evangelical, we are both worthy to talk to God.

I am the same as the atheist, we are both worthy of community.

I am the same as the Congolese, we are both worthy of trust.

I am the same as every other individual, we are each worthy to be.


SIA local coordinators from all over Africa sing together in Kenya


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