Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wheat and Weeds

Let them grow together until harvest...
Matthew 13

Wheat and Weeds
Let them grow together.

Rainforest and Desert
Let them grow together.

Leaders and Followers
Let them grow together.

Documented and Undocumented Workers
Let them grow together.

Ascetics and Indulgers
Let them grow together.

Revolutionaries and Reactionaries
Let them grow together.

Lazy and Industrious
Let them grow together.

Progressives and Traditionalists
Let them grow together.

Patriarchs and Feminists
Let them grow together.

Confronters and Avoiders
Let them grow together.

Secret-Keepers and Secret-Tellers
Let them grow together.

Rich and Poor
Let them grow together.

Rule-Followers and Rule-Ignorers
Let them grow together.

Dreamers and Makers
Let them grow together.

Brave and Timid
Let them grow together.

Fast and Slow
Let them grow together.

Capitalists and Socialists
Let them grow together.

Gay and Straight
Let them grow together.

Those Before and Those to Come
Let them grow together.

Speakers and Listeners
Let them grow together.

Free Spirits and Dutiful Ones
Let them grow together.

Young and Old
Let them grow together.

Old and New
Let them grow together.

North and South
Let them grow together.

East and West
Let them grow together.

Living and Dead
Let them grow together.

May we grow together always in the love of God
who emcompasses, infuses, and transcends all.
We pray in the name of Jesus, Wisdom of God.
Amen.

Adapted from Michael Moynahan, SJ, "Litany of Contradictory Things,"
published in Hearts on Fire: Praying With Jesuits, Loyola Press, 2005
ISBN: 0829421203.

2 comments:

St Edwards Blog said...

That is beautiful...

Missy said...

Oh! What a beautiful meditation. Thank you so much for posting.