Preaching to the choir.
Supporting and strengthening people who are already fundamentally aligned with you, people who are already working together with their voices in service of something meaningful.
There is tremendous power here.
To raise one's voice publicly takes courage. To do it over and over again takes stamina.
We all need love coming from somewhere to do the important work we do, and the feeling of someone having your back makes such a difference. Whether you are preacher, choir, congregation, or someone standing in limbo at the doorway.
I take this on, and I bless the choir to take our prayers and message and love out into the world.
ABS :: draft date 11/16/2016
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