Sunday, November 7, 2010
Why? by Dcn Emily Holman
Why are we so cruel to each other?
From earliest Biblical times we have
pointed our fingers at each other;
We have called each other names,
separated, segregated, maimed, and
Why are we so afraid of each other?
We all seek safe homes, adequate food,
education for our children, health,
Why are we so insecure in ourselves
that we deny others?
It hurts, O Lord, it hurts. It hurts to
see others' hurt; it hurts to recognize
our own human capacity to inflict hurt.
When will it end, Lord? When will our
pointing finger become a welcoming hand?
Heal us, Lord. Bring us together in love
Bring us together in the broken body
of your Son, and make us one.
Deacon Emily Holman