We live today
in a culture of unrest.
In politics and the evening news,
conflict, insult and turbulence unfold.

Almost every day,
week by week,
month by month,
year by year.

We feel the conflict in our hearts,
pain in the people,
as we sink more deeply
into each diminishing moment.

Now is the time
to live again,
to challenge the pulse
of each new day.

Rise above the problems
and heal the dismay.
Each day is an opportunity
to become entirely new.

Untangle the knots
of this tortured world.
Live with hope.
Enact a sacred time.