October 1989


I stood aside

my head a storm of thought

asking God:

how could those

who love you, Lord

persist in their sin;

knowing their error

and continue in it?

Do you still forgive us

even as we open your wounds?


Ages later,

too long almost,

the answer came:

Not by works or deeds

of good or bad

are you saved

but by my mercy.




Quote from Titus 3:5