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By Sister Marie LeClerc Laux

Each day you sit and smile
As we name you in our prayer:
Spirit, Father, Sophia, Yahweh
Mother, Intelligence, Creator, God
Wisdom. Energy, Relationship, Love…

You smile and nod
“Yes,” to each.

And centuries from now
when our list is eons long,
You sit and smile,
You: All-and-None,
loving us as we still try

as if it matters
how we name you
that we do

knowing that
you are you
and we are we
and we love each other.

© SSND, 2020