Friday, May 5, 2017

The ones who came after

After John 17:20-24

The ones who came after
the ones not here but
separated by time and
space and culture and
history, theses ones, too,
an odd thing to pray for,
but they too are the past
the present the future
one body, a unity
transcending time just as
he transcends space
and distance, eras and ages.
The unity is always there,
even when it’s not.
The future is always pulled
into now, joining the past,
fused into now.

“The faith and the love
and the hope are all
in the waiting” – T.S.Eliot, Four Quartets

Photograph by Nona Lohr via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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