Fragile Human Beings

In times of harshness, these are two pieces that touch my vulnerability …

Fragile – Sting
If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
Drying in the colour of the evening sun
Tomorrow’s rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay
Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime’s argument
That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are
How fragile we are how fragile we are

Prayer for Fragile Ecology
We pray for the fragile ecology
Of the heart
And the mind.
The sense of meaning
so finely assembled and balanced
and so easily overturned.
The careful,
ongoing construction of love.
As painful and exhausting
as the struggle for truth,
is as easily abandoned

Hard fought and won
are the shifting sands
of this sacred ground,
this ecology.
Easy to desecrate
and difficult to defend.

This vulnerable joy,
this exposed faith,
this precious order.
This sanity

We shall be careful.
With others
and with ourselves.

Amen

Michael Leunig – When I Talk to You – A cartoonist talks to God

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2 Responses to Fragile Human Beings

  1. mischa says:

    Very relevant to these times

    Like

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