In 2019 SAW released a publication. The publication was the outcome of many months of self reflection and careful consideration, within it’s pages we sought to explore and explain what SAW is, what it has been, and what it aims to be as an organisation. There are several essays within it that explore different aspects of our thinking and practise- here is one of them.
Observe the threshold, always angel-lit;
their arms outstretched in welcome to the ones
who bring their glistening thoughts in broken vials
and those who bring themselves, the greater part.
The welcome’s for the stranger and the friend,
for those who bring their stories and their lives,
and questions for the mysteries of faith,
where answers come as people and not things.
Their open-handedness does not constrain;
but draws the many conversations on
to places shared that previous sat alone,
to mutual understandings newly grown.
The space is ready, let talk and food release
whatever stands between us to bring peace.