HENRY'S HAND BALL AND WORLD JUSTICE
PAUL MCCARTNEY - GOOD EVENING NEW YORK CITY

FOR GOD’S SAKE GIVE US SOME REALITY

FOR GOD’S SAKE GIVE US SOME REALITY

Alain Emerson shared this line from a Jeff Lucas sermon... written at a sanitised and inane Carol Service on the day that I watched one of my students bury the love of her life, who had been killed in a car accident.

Nicely rounded explanations

Safe and sanitised solutions

A magic text for every doubt

A definitive answer for every mystery

 “There, there everything’s going to be alright.”

FOR GOD’S SAKE GIVE US SOME REALITY.

 

A woman abused and left used, abused and lonely

A teenage widow behind the love of her life’s coffin

A child whose legs were ripped from his body by landmines

A ten year old township orphan cooking for her little brothers

A father whose child has been found strangled in the forest park

FOR GOD’S SAKE GIVE US SOME REALITY.

 

A recently wall papered stable

Freshly washed cattle and perfumed straw

A carpenter with extra mural studies in midwifery

Theologically sound eastern stargazing mystics

A perfect little baby “no crying he makes”

FOR GOD’S SAKE GIVE US SOME REALITY.

 

Impoverished and homeless

Germs breeding in the filth and squalor

A teenage girl screams birth fierce pain

Death squads in the dawn’s first light

 Refugees running in fear of their lives

FOR GOD’S SAKE, BORN INTO THE MIDST OF REALITY.

Comments

David

thanks Stocki...

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