Unity in Advent

Advent word of the day: Unity

 

If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united

with him in his resurrection. Romans 6:5

 

 

I was united with my birth family twenty-four years

then I married

I have been united with God for a lifetime

I have been united with my wife fifty-two years

and with my children for forty-five years

I have been united with God for a lifetime

I was united with my school years for twelve years

then untied with college professors for fifteen years

from a bachelors to a doctorate

all at night, all while working, all while raising a family

I have been united with God for a lifetime                                                                                                                                                                         

I was untied with my work life for thirty business years

then another twenty-four as a teacher and professor

I have been united with God for a lifetime

 

Through it all there has been miles and miles

of love, of companionship, of making life-long friends

with one uniting element

I have been united with God for a lifetime

 

 

 

 

 

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