OUR TRUTHS

By Lorraine J. Anderson

There are truths in this life we will never know.

Every individual contains his/her own truth.

Some of those truths give others joy.

Some truths are repugnant to others.

I can never truly know your truth

You can never truly know mine.

We see each other reflected through a dark mirror.

Reflecting our truths on others without realizing —

That their truths may not be ours.

And when we say we understand,

We project our experiences on others.

Oh, Yahweh, help us to understand

That we may not understand at all,

But that we should love our neighbor nonetheless.

So be it.

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