and so it began
the chaos, the void, the formlessness
we felt the night falling
kith and kin threatened by the darkness
bottles and epithets lobbed from passing cars
court police pursuing the peaceful prophets
but Jubilee got it right:
this darkness “is not of the tomb, but of the womb.”
hovering over the uncertainty is a presence, a voice
calling in the Light
the people sitting in darkness
will see a great Light,
and for those who sit in the region and shadow of death
Light is already dawning…
clothed with the sun
prepare to march in the Light
crying out lest hope unborn dies
houses of faith
shod with moral courage
rehearse songs of resistance, prayers of hope
forging acts of revolutionary love
Kindred: We are light.
Now is the time to shine with abandon.
Now is the time to inaugurate the light in others.
In the Light, we can defend and protect the vulnerable.
In the Light, we can nurture Beloved Community.
In the Light, we can cultivate Prophetic Resistance.
In the Light, we can be fearless in our hope, daring in our vision.
In love, in hope, in faith, in the Light
Inspired by Genesis 1:2, Matthew 4:16, Revelation 12:1-4, Valarie “Jubilee” Kaur, James Weldon Johnson, and the prophets of the Resistance.