ICUU's August 2007 Chalice Lighting

We are the generation that stands between the fires.
Behind us the flame and smoke that rose from Auschwitz and from Hiroshima,
Before us the nightmare of a Flood of Fire,
The flame and smoke that consume all earth.
It is our task to make from fire not an all consuming blaze but the light in which we see each other fully, all of us different, all of us bearing One Spark.
We light these fires to see more clearly that the earth and all who live as part of it are not for burning.
We light these fires to see more clearly the rainbow in our many-colored faces.
Blessed is the One within the many, blessed are the Many who make one.

Arthur Waskow
submitted by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

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