An Easter Prayer from a Non-Christian Humanist
Let us hope we can rise from a death
From the Powerful where Might makes Right
To a new life of the Spirit: The Spirit of Peace.
Let us be filled with this Spirit of Peace.
And let us talk in tongues
So that people can understand us.
Let us lift up the downtrodden and fearful,
Heal those whose souls and bodies are afflicted,
And blind the oppressors with our light
Like Saul with his conversion to Paul
On his way from Tarsus to Damascus.
Let us form a community of believers
That will not be moved in our commitment to ethics and justice.
Let us, like the early Christian believers,
Support each other with our epistles, letters and e-mails,
And endeavor to lay down our swords and bombs
By the river of renewal of conflict resolution
In exchange for ploughshares of empathy
To fertilize the potential of people everywhere.
Let us look forward to that Peaceable Kingdom
Where the lion of Judah shall lie down
With the lambs and doves in a Culture of Peace.
And war, and the plans of war, shall be no more.