Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Hope (a sonnet)

It’s true: we each know friends who suffer loss—
employment gone, disease, a kick, a death.
We pray to him who suffered on the cross—
help me! save us! renew all with the breath
of life! But Christ is incognito now—
his hidden presence seen alone by hope.
His mischievous disciples he endows
with courage, strength, good cheer with which to cope
and finally to triumph in the face
of all adversity that comes their way.
Each hour, each task, is one we may embrace
and so enlighten all with each new day.
Our witness is to freedom, truth, and life
as joyfully we shine amidst the strife.

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