I believe the smallest flower must be bathed with gentle rain.
I believe the beautiful butterfly must display its colors without shame.
I believe the black cat must never be given any blame
I believe the dimmest star must still be given a name.
I believe the darkest night will birth a brand new day.
I believe a word of protest can be mightier than a prayer.
I believe the insignificant will surprise and change the world.
I believe that God is not in the heavens, God dwells with us on earth.
I don’t believe the children must suffer for the sins of their parents.
I don’t believe that one must pray unceasingly to God in heaven.
I don’t believe my people must repent for the sins of the powerful few.
I don’t believe salvation will come to those who just remain on the pew.
Art by Tamara Adams