Let me stand before enemies with love
prepared to break soil, to prune branches
to do the hard work of growing peace
For I will need stout tools to work this rough land well,
to bring fruits of justice out of rocky earth,
to tend the muscular trees of mercy.
Steve Garnaas-Holmes serves in ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), USA.
Photo: wood along Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, Washington USA — by Ana Gobledale