April 10, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The twin themes for this week are Passover, the first night of which falls on April 10, and Easter, which falls on April 16.
Today’s poem is about how, in an increasingly crowded world, there is an increased need for tolerance and love.
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Religions live in a crowded neighborhood
Called Earth. Time for tolerance and love.
Time to see in each the common good.
Time also to see the uncommon good, the wealth of
Differences that make one’s neighborly chats
A voyage to the harbors of the heart.
The world of faith is like a museum that’s
Full of rich and unfamiliar art.
Time to see it all, to stroll through rooms
Full of treasures else left unseen.
Like rare languages, exotic blooms,
White rhinos, pandas, aye-aye, like green
Islands in the arms of urban sprawl,
Each faith sustains the spirit of us all.
© by Nicholas Gordon
This week’s theme: Easter and PassoverApril 10: Religions Live in a Crowded Neighborhood