iPhone Diary: 15 February 2010
O God of all creation,
hear our cries.
Chaos swirls about.
Doubt clouds our vision.
Rhetoric dulls our hearing.
How long must we wait?
When, when O Lord?
When will there be new ways of thinking, new wine?
When will compassion infuse the darkness of distrust and prejudice?
When will all God's children be honored as they are created?
O God... let it be soon.
--Lillian Smith Tharp, from her poem "Sing a New Song"
Gifts from Within, Morehouse Publishing, 2002