Every Truth Spoken Is a Step Toward the Promised Land

bare feet on a rock in a stream
When I speak the truth to myself – saying, this is who I am
I take a step out from the narrow place and open a space for miracles.
My steps take me to the edge of the waters.
Unsure what this journey will bring,
I place my trust in the liberating Power, and move forward.
 
When I speak the truth to family and friends – saying, these are the ones I love
I join beloved others on the journey.
In the desert, we may know great loss
As we move through unfamiliar terrain.
Yet we continue, seeking to know holiness and ourselves.
 
When we speak the truth to each other – saying, we are united in our diversity
We create a holy community, an embracing army of lovers.
Truth has brought us here, and we sing our songs of freedom.
The clear waters of the oases reflect our growing strength
And we journey on, refreshed for what may lie ahead.
 
When we speak the truth to power – saying, this is who we are
We reach back to help those still stifled in Mitzrayim, or poised
Uncertain at the shore.
And still we sing, remembering what we have accomplished,
Committing to the work that remains.
We reach forward to create a promised land
For all created in the image of the Eternal.
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