We have been unsettled this year,
And we don’t like it.
Routines shattered routines,
Keeping us from friends and family.
Yet for most of us,
Our privilege has kept us whole,
While around us others have suffered.
Deeply embedded racism,
inadequate safety nets for the poor,
vindictiveness among neighbors,
and a politics of selfishness,
Led to death and suffering.
As we yearn for,
As we move toward,
A semblance of normalcy,
Keep our eyes and hearts on
The poor, the immigrant, the oppressed.
Disrupt our desires to live unaware
of the pain and suffering in our fragmented world.
Motivate us, to love and act as Jesus taught.