This from here will be used in morning worship...
A Post Referendum Meditation
The cases were made, the arguments honed
with anger, commitment, emotion, enthusiasm, passion, reason ...
Promises and threats:
the body personal and politic pummelled, enervated, engaged,
strained by social and inner divisions and stretched by honest differences.
The people of Scotland have voted: we have voted. I have voted.
For our own many reasons we placed our crosses in one box not another
For my reasons I placed my cross in one box not another.
Some of us came to our decision with ease, some only `after long struggle.
Reasons constitutional, emotional, historical, moral, political, religious, social
Crosses placed angrily, economically, enthusiastically, fearfully, generously,
hopefully, patriotically, rationally, regretfully ....
... and here we are today, tomorrow,
living in the light and shade of this decision that we have made
and others are witnessing.
People have watched on as the votes were cast and counted, result delivered
We are taking stock of our decision,
We are responding emotionally, politically, personally, as individuals,
families, neighbourhoods, nations, countries.
We are feeling .....
We are thinking ...
And now? What next?
We have voted
Where do we go from here?