May the lamp of love
By Lama Surya Das
which eternally burns above
kindle divine fire in our hearts,
and fan that innate spark of divinity into flame-
illumining all, opening our eyes
and consuming our differences,
driving the shadows from our faces.
As love dawns on the horizon,
may our community awaken
in the kingdom of true communion,
which is at hand always.
May we learn to love one another better
even than we love ourselves.
God is great-
may His grace be made manifest.
Love is stronger than death,