Preaching with our Lives


Praedicare is a blog about the many ways Dominicans preach with their lives, written by Adrian Dominican Sister Mary Jones, OP, who serves as the Congregation’s Promoter of Preaching. Please click the “Subscribe” button on the right column if you would like to receive it by email.  

 

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Paradox
By Sister Marilyn Barnett, OP


Polar caps that vanish and melt,

Great oceans rise and creep.

African cracked and barren lands,

Our golf links green and neat.


Global warming cynics dismiss,

Reality’s urgent prayer

Religious leaders weep and mourn

their unoccupied churches bare.


Racial skirmishes erupt and grow 

Reasonable dialogue lost.

Schisms deepen, lies, deceit

hope wanes at great cost.


Darken prison bars conceal

the young and old who wait

Judicial systems clogged with tape,

appeals that decide their fate.


Why oh God are you in hiding?

Why can’t we see your face?

When will your justice rule and guide

over our human race.


You are our hope in times of trouble

You, the savior of all.

Give us the strength to trust in you

When all else seems to fall.


Mary Jones, OP

 


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