I Stood On a Rock

I stood on a rock
With You
You were wrapped
In a tallit of light
And there I was given forgiveness
For all of us
When I came down the mountain
My face was fire
And on that fire
A mask

If we believe in justice
It is a double course justice
If we believe compassion
There is no stranger
Or we are all strangers
Not just then
But always

If we believe in the community
There is no one outside the camp
Tonight

If we believe in good
Then there is good
And only good

If we believe in wholeness
Then there is no broken
No partial
No incomplete

You are endlessly forgiving
Compassionate
When will You abandon us –

Never