Religion binds one back into the fold
Gathering us together as one flock,
Believing in one story where we’re told
That we’re one kind, derived from the same stock;
And therefore humankind must act in kind
By kindly treating others with respect,
By comprehending how we’re all designed
For harmony, and otherwise are wrecked.
Good shepherds, then, are those who teach such love,
Cajoling wayward sheep from where they roam
And showing in their ways examples of
That love which draws the lost and weary home.
Not only we are One, but all the kinds
Of Earthly life that holy spirit binds.