…gather the nations to be one family…
(From the Collect of the Day)
But we know travail,
are well-acquainted with the feeling,
that something or someone or somewhere is missing, or wishing,
or losing, is lost.
And we know the gap
we call the vacuum by first name.
We know division enough to feel
the shock of being brought into a whole.
We know the weight, the wait, delight
to be called sons of God…