In defence of church

Nhill Uniting Church

Karel Reus

It’s a puzzlement for sure
that far and wide
they congregate
each Sabbath Day
respecting ideas and beliefs
that make no sense
…at all.

They talk of faith, and love,
forgiveness and salvation
and sacrifice of self
for greater good.
Where else can such ideas be heard
…repeatedly?

They speak of peace
despite the fact that peace
is more a hope
than a reality
and heaping hope on desperate hope
they see the gracious Hand of God
…everywhere.

They decry their dwindling numbers,
but still they pray.
They bemoan their lack of faith,
but still they sing.
Their actions belie their earnest words
but still they feel
…redeemed.

Do not dismiss this weirdo crowd
offhand.
In them and all their foolishness
…lies hope.

 

 

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