There is one earth,
And one universe, embracing it.
There is one great expanse of beauty,
And of joy, and … overwhelming terror.
There is one, common, suffering,
That invades every soul,
And pulls it low.
There is one deep loneliness,
Born of separation and pulling away.
And there is one deeper reconciliation,
That will not let us go.
There is one cross,
That holds us all in its deadly grip.
There is one life,
Spilled out to enliven all that is.
There is one hope,
That holds me up.
There is one love,
That flows to me,
That flows to you,
That unites us all.
Beneath it all,
Within it all,