408. Let Us Build A Faith That Will Last
But within each of us Scandinavians the Northmen's ember continues to glow,
Through a shared history, and a blood culture, that developed alone in the north,
We now seek to turn away from the established, and bring the old faith forth.
What makes the dormant spark of deep belief explode into an eternal flame,
Is unique to each individual, and is a feeling that is much too strong to tame,
Through the internet, and social media, the religious fervor is continuously fanned,
It is wafting out like smoke from a fire, and is spreading quickly across the land.
For a few the old faith brings forth ill feelings of both resentment and hate,
While others sense only the joy of religious desire that they cannot easily satiate,
Many Asatruar find it difficult to reach out, do not know how they should express,
But a few accept the challenge, and with great determination our issues they address.
Though several millennium old our religion is facing the challenges of a newborn,
With so much to explore, and decide, there is no time for us to look back and mourn,
Some in our religion say that every step forward takes us further from our past,
But for now we must look to the future to build an honorable religion that will last.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2016.