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Pray in the tension

Lost In London - by Simon & His Camera
photo by Simon & His Camera
Today
Many of us live
A nation of strangers
Aliens in cities,
Trapped in societies
Of rapid, social change.
 
Constantly
We face new problems
With no clear answers.
It’s not happened
To us before.
Nobody’s behaved like that before.
We’ve got no tailor-made pattern.
 
It’s an itsy-bitsy life.
Let’s be quite clear,
No comprehensive lifestyles
No grand, universal designs
Let’s not look for them.
 
Rather
Let’s get clear the tension
Between heaven and earth,
Between our visions
Of God and the earth,
And the tension
Of fidelity to both.
And in the tension
Pray.
 

Taken from Prayers from a Searching Heart by Ian Calvert 

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