My brothers and sisters in Christ
I write this letter to the church
in Corinth, telling you to get it
God has ordered peace in the heavens –
the stars and the moon and sun all
roll across the sky as He ordained,
so why not peace in your church?
Remember Peter and Paul
once too had disagreements
but with brotherhood worked them out;
even as they succumbed
to the hatred of our temporal authorities,
they are at peace in heaven.
Remember the promise of the resurrection:
how in everything, even the rising and
setting of the sun, or the birth and death
of the phoenix, we know that the renewal
of our souls is guaranteed.
Cleave to the holy! Cleave to what is holy!
Know this, that nothing is impossible for God
Know then that there is only Truth for us
if we reject the strife that men create.
Love unites us to God,
love covers a multitude of sins.
Love nurtures us and protects us.
Let us all be worthy of love.
Let the Lord be a guide, for you are called
on by Him to live in the grace of Christ Jesus.