how to wait 
in eagerness 
with expectation 
when a struggling multitude 
flashes across the screen 
earth-shattering upheaval 
seen today 
are we not one  
there too 
nations with pageantry 
colour galore 
or clock-like precision 
these voiceless people 
are we not one  
and closer still 
those scrambling for more 
more ever more
 causing deluge and divide 
the ever widening gap 
are we not one  
and so 
from some inner depth 
comes forth a longing 
a yearning 
for readiness to believe 
to welcome 
the goodness in me 
the God-ness in you  
we wait with eagerness 
in expectation 
for we are one

By Sr. Marie Clarkson, OLM