Read through the following poem.
Our project never dared to set a bold vision
No one will ever say
“This community lives for something radical.”
That is wrong, the truth is
We are often unchallenged, going through the motions.
We actually succeeded.
Is a waste. And we know
Being comfortable and safe
Is the way to go
Stepping out personally to grow
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about lost opportunities
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Growing in faith as active disciples
Is something we never did.
Playing nice friendly church on the hill
Was how we handled our purpose
Was not acceptable.
We knew that
People wouldn’t want to belong to this faith.
It might be true,
Unless we turn things around
Now read it backwards.
Adapted from an original poem “Our Generation” by Derek Nichols, from North Carolina.