How strange you are God

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How strange you are God.

A god of Love ….. we say.

And yet,

such cruelty, such pain

inflicted, in your name

through history, we should feel shame

for Crusades, and Jewish persecutions,

the Slave Trade, and women oppressed,

and suicides, and marriages that died,

and all the rest, in your name,

shown no compassion, God.

 

The God of Love  ….. we say.

And yet,

such cruelty, such pain

inflicted, in your name

by Christians past, yes,

but still we hear the angry voices shout

 

“Heretic, rebel, deviant!”

 

Your female gender is not fit

to minister the sacraments to US.

(because the Bible tells us so.

Jesus loves US – this we know)

 

And gays and lesbians need not apply

to minister the sacraments, and why?

(because three verses tells us so.

Jesus loves US – this we know)

 

And other paths to the Divine?

are null and void, not true like mine.

(because the Bible tells us so.

Jesus loves US – this we know)”

 

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The God of Love ….. so we say!

 

And We, God?

We stand by and remain too silent.

Collaborators in the abuse

of the persecuted and the oppressed

and the abuse of You, God.

For surely you are the God which is Love,

Unconditional, insane, sublime, mysterious Love.

…….. Or Nothing.

 

Help us God.

If you can.

 

 

Anthony J Sargeant 2002

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