One

Is it getting better?
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now?
You got someone to blame
You say

One love
One life
When it’s one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don’t care for it

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it’s

Too late
Tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We’re one, but we’re not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
One

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus?
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much?
More than a lot.
You gave me nothing,
Now it’s all I got
We’re one
But we’re not the same
Well we
Hurt each other
Then we do it again
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life
But we’re not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other

One

One

 

We’re not the same. We have different views on so many things: sexuality, inclusiveness, the sacraments, the very nature of the Gospel that comes to redeem all humankind  But we get to carry each other. How dare you speak on my behalf and claim that your narrow and petty-mindedness is the “the view of the Church of England” when what you espouse is misogyny and homophobia. Out here where Christ is being made known, a million miles from your ivory towers and your narrow interpretations of Scripture, the Gospel looks and feels so very different: challenging, uncompromising, loving, radical and unapologetic. The Pharisees currently have the upper hand in the Church. I pray that whilst I hold tenure here, I have the inner strength to stand against the tide, and proclaim boldly the Gospel which screams to be heard: God is love. We carry each other. One life. After that, glory.

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