by Kath Higgens
Decades of feeling on the outside, excluded, not wanted, rejected, shut out – swept away by three little words. No great sermon, no analysed text, just a still small voice so loud as to blast out of the murky water illusion, delusion, lies, assumptions, creeping fears, entrenched beliefs leaving calmness to settle glassy around these three little words: “Nothing separates us.” Just that. Stark. Unambiguous. All-inclusive. Non-negotiable. Nothing separates me from you. Nothing separates us.
Kath Higgens, originally from the UK, worked for many years in the field of Bible translation in Central Africa, before retiring to South Africa. She has worked as linguist, anthropologist and teacher, and though poetry has long been a passion, she has come late to writing her own.