Magazine article Sojourners Magazine

Fiercely Loves Us All. (Music)

Magazine article Sojourners Magazine

Fiercely Loves Us All. (Music)

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Friends, this song is called "I Heard an Owl," and it was written two days after the Sept. 11 tragedy. I was shaken to the core with grief, shock, fear, anger, and bewilderment. I sat down to write about the only solid place my feet could still stand upon. I sat and wrote about hurt, healing, and my deepest-held belief: "The only peace this world will know, can only come from Love."

Let us seek to understand the roots of anger. Let our actions be founded in love, based in love and the best of what we are ... then our actions will be true. I open my hands to give the best of what a writer has to offer. Courage friends, the world is still filled with the finest of people.

I heard an owl call last night Homeless and confused I stood naked and bewildered By the evil people do

Up upon a hill there is a terrible sign That tells the story of what darkness waits When we leave the light behind. …

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