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A New Way



A new way is opening up, But how do we find it?


A new way is opening up, But how do we grasp it?


A new way is opening up, But who will reveal it?


A new way is opening up, But will we conceal it?


It is time for the nations to embrace reconciliation. It is time for the peoples to embrace new creation.


Love opens the door ahead of us.


Love has caused much of the shaking.


Not because love is violent – no, love is gentle.


But the outpouring of gentleness reveals and repeals mankind’s law of violence.


How do we find a gentle way in relation to the land? To love it, grow out of it and work with it, rather than simply work it or exploit it.


How do we find a gentle way in relation to economics? To live independent of unjust economic systems – by faith and in trust.


How do we find a gentle way in relation to community? When most of us fear it – for it has not always been an unconditional embrace of our uniqueness and vulnerability.


Many want to hold onto the old ways. But they won’t cut it.


But many of us who want the new ways, the new things, and the new season, do not know how to walk it, talk it or live it.


But if we walk, talk, live, create, sing, dance, listen, pray and play... If we do these things... these slower and more gentle things, anyway... even if we do not yet know what the new way is... What the new ways are…


Then in our being and resting and waiting and living, and praying and playing and occasional thinking...


A new way will open up. Many new ways will open up. And we will see, and others will see. And people will know. And many will think the thoughts of love - the new ways of love that are being thought by the few...


And perhaps the many will, in time, embrace some, if not all, of the ways and thoughts of the ‘few’.


Gentleness will open a door and a new way will come. The past will be left behind...


And a glorious, but gentle future will unfold.


We don’t know what the new looks like fully yet, but we will.


Love has come, love will come and love is coming to heal and renew.

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