Faith in the Time of Corona

“Good morning”

‘Well, it could be better.”

“Trust in God and it will be”

 

A conversation on the sidewalk

On a coronavirus morning.

 

The child’s question:

If there is a God,

then why are we afflicted

by this silent killer?

 

By what authority

Does He ask us

To have faith, to trust Him.

 

By the sin of Eve

Who ate the apple.

 

By the authority of

Abraham ready

to sacrifice his son.

 

By the suffering of Job.

By the resurrection of Jesus.

 

When science and technology falter,

When the departments to which our

Health and safety were relegated

Are not equal to the moment,

 

What are the tools we, the people,

Have to build with so that we 

Don’t wait passively for science 

To give us answers

that it does not, 

that it cannot have.

 

Faith is the province of religion.

What comes next is what we build together.

 

May 20, 2029

 

5 thoughts on “Faith in the Time of Corona

  1. from the mouth of babes……

    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 11:26 AM poems for friends wrote:

    > hkresky posted: ““Good morning” ‘Well, it could be better.” “Trust in God > and it will be” A conversation on the sidewalk On a coronavirus morning. > The child’s question: If there is a God, then why are we afflicted by > this silent killer? By” >

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