When the mighty belittle the vulnerable
And the strong look down on the weak
Kindness becomes an act of resistance
And compassion an act of rebellion.
When fear and vitriol rule the day
And religion is wielded like a hammer
A smile becomes a sign of hope
And an extended hand an act of courage.
When words are used to divide and destroy
And taunts used to exclude and to blame
Integrity and truth become an act of defiance.
And a vision of the beloved community an insurrection.