Thursday, December 08, 2005


Thinking about John Lennon on the 25th anniversary of his death ...
Imagine there's no empire; no hungry war machine.
Imagine there's no vote fraud; no neoconservative movement no, well ... you can fill in whatever names come to mind.
Imagine justice mattered, and human frailty, too.
Imagine there's no corporate music machine reducing everything to tripe.
Imagine there's no Disney, no Newscorp, and no Fox.
No New York Times to lie or libel; no People full of hype.
Imagine music mattered, and artistic vision, too.
Imagine a middle school ochestra playing Vivaldi and tearing your heart out.
Imagine real religion binding us together not tearing us apart.
Imagine a child ringing a chime, and an old woman singing hymns.
Imagine no wins and losses, but mercy and compassion instead.
Imagine letting go of Truth with a capital T, in favor of love.
Imagine not getting angry when not everyone agrees with you.
Imagine not being right, but still being part of a community.
Imagine not being afraid, and trusting abundance.
Imagine grace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rev. Ensign-
How refreshing to read a person of faith who values social justice, and isn't afraid to speak out about it. The church's policy stance should be a guidebook for the rest of the progressive faith community on how to make a stand on discrimination. For awhile, I felt that I had no place in the church, despite growing up in one. Reading about your church has reinvigorated me and brought me back to the community of faith. Thank you.