Monday, June 6, 2022

June 6--Seeing

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.  --Aristotle

This work is by Drew Jackson, pastor and poet, inviting us to see more clearly:

This Unveiling

This is
the pressing question
of every age:

What is it that we cannot see?

For life is hiddenness,
as is God,
and we have been given
the gift of searching.

The unseen works on us, always.
Waves pulsing through our flesh, unfelt.
Forces pulling at our bodies. Forces
putting black bodies in cells en masse.

Each one underneath a veil of opacity that we call law.

All that is hidden
is meant to be

yet revelation cannot be achieved.
It comes when it comes,
when it wants to unearth itself—
fall from the heavens like light
to those who have insisted it lay itself bare.

This unveiling,
daring us
to live differently.

    We are living in a time of great unveiling, and it is marvelous. 

"Lilies of the field," from my garden

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