a home for us

a home for us 1.13.15
i want the church
where single mothers
and fatherless children
are taken in and loved
just as they are

no where is more lonely
than a pew
with two restless kids
and disapproving glares
silent reproach
we should go

or fellowship hour
no one speaks to us
and we don’t know
the gossip
we might as well go

i’m trying to teach these children
to love the least of these
but we are the least, the last
and we should go

might there be
a home for us
where it isn’t only us
and we don’t have to go?


About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. My most recent completed endeavor was finishing BA's in Religious Studies and American Studies. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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2 Responses to a home for us

  1. A sad, but unfortunately true commentary on the church.

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    • m says:

      It is. This one of those things that really puzzles me. I keep hearing about the Pew Report on the “decline of Christianity” and can’t help but think that when half of all families are non-traditional there’s the missing link. It isn’t that younger people don’t like church but that half of families are excluded by church. I know one other single-parent family in mine. That’s it. I’m not sure if we’re desperate or strong enough to keep going back. And this isn’t a conservative fundamentalist church either, we’re liberal mainline protestants. But I’ll keep writing about this and hope to, at least, increase empathy and understanding about what it feels like to be on the “inside” and still be a perpetual “outsider.”


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