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 #Inspiration #peace #Prayer #Socialjustice

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