High above in our ivory towers,
We sit and watch the world pass by
As we sequester ourselves in our steeples
With the hope of every spiritual high.
Plastered to our holy veneers,
Secluded from the heathens on all sides;
We let no love shine forth,
Ill-suited for the shame such provides.
Oh, children of God, abandon your towers,
Come out into the fresh air and see–
See the world in sincerity and truth
With God’s creativity in diversity.
Let us walk in the reflection of Christ
To broaden perspectives,
Learn the world’s realities,
And meet needs for the collectives.
Yes, love and serve without prejudice
For we must go in the steps of the Lord,
Steps to bring about justice and truth,
And guide the church into one accord.
So, open up the doors,
Fling wide our wakeful hours
For you begin a new work in us,
As we leave our ivory towers.
~By: A.J. Wagoner