Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Little Heresy for the End of the Year?

Here's a little poem I just wrote, in response to a recent reading at mass. Is it heresy? Or the truth?

We All Are the Sons and Daughters of God

“Beloved: See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. And so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3: 1-2)

Don’t worry—God can handle a big family.
We are all children of God,
Like Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed,
Like the happy baby in Mentor,
The hungry baby in Painesville,
The sick child in Cincinnati—

All are included, the privileged, the hungry,
The homeless, the joyful,
The sorrowing—all

All are the Sons
All are the Daughters

Of God.

Robert M. Coughlin / December 25, 2015

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