peace


A blessing

A nation at war with itself, peace to you.
A people busy, tired and rich, deep peace to you.
Couples whose work drives a wedge into their marriage, peace to you.
Children whose lives are parentless, peace to you.
Men and women who have been betrayed, peace to you.
People who pray in the morning darkness, peace to you.
Priests who love and are kind to their parishioners, peace to you.
A church crumbling as patriarchy begins its downfall, peace to you.
A house of Bishops, unsure how to stop patriarchy’s downfall, peace to you.
A struggling church in a small, dying mill town, peace to you.
A mother cradling her baby, peace to you.
A planet striving to be green and blue, deep peace to you.

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