I see you in the fallen leaves, the vivid colors
I see you in the shadows, their soft embrace
Even in the textured ground, you are there
Forgive me for not seeing you in my neighbor
Forgive me for not acknowledging you in me
Forgive me, God of grace
If granted tomorrow, may I love more freely and fully
Amen and amen.
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter gratefully (though not always gracefully) serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a joyful contributor in the newly released book “Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle.”
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