What would you do when the trains went by?
Yes it was the early 40's
It was a cold winter during the War
It was Germany and the trains kept going by
Did I know they were full of people, stacked like bags of flour
Going to their death? Screaming for help...
What can I say?
Think a minute if that was you or me…
What would we do when the trains came by
And heard what we thought were cries for help
Or the wheels rubbing against the cold metal tracks
One Church, by the tracks, in this small village, even planned the hymns during the times the trains went by, in
this sacred place, no one could hear the cries for help...
What about the trains that go by for us these days
The person of color, the Muslim, the Hmong family down the block
The gay or lesbian teen who lives in fear of his classmates & parents and church, mosque or place of spiritual practice...
The fact is, as a country we think we know what is best for others And go to war to prove it
What are we doing to stop the trains of hate, fear & separation?
We are called to be peace
and fill them with hope and new life, not trains of death and darkness...