Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one...
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one.
- John Lennon
The times in which we’re living are divisive and often chaotic, yet fertile with exciting possibilities for a future where, as Lennon imagined, the shackles of fear will be released and people can live in peaceful coexistence.
At a time when fear and prejudice have polarized our political forces and much of the media, we believe it is possible to harness the powers of love and compassion to build a culture that embraces multi-diverse peoples in a multi-dimensional community. In fact, we must, for our democracy to continue to survive and thrive into the future.
This is our vision at Strawberry Fields. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” We embrace the possibility of both for our beloved city, with God’s help. You may say that we are dreamers, but we’re not the only ones. Won’t you join us in this great endeavor?
Spirit of the Living God, we thank You for the many blessings we have been given. We pray for those who are in leadership positions that govern our city and state; protect them and help them make wise decisions which are in the best interests of our community. For those of us who place our trust in you Lord, we believe You are our ultimate protector and defender with plans to prosper us and give us hope for the future – we have no need to fear. Surround us with Your protective love and help us to trust in You in all circumstances and to know that nothing happens outside of Your divine will for our lives. In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen