PSALM OF MYSTERY
- It’s hard always to be honest, even to friends:
to say what I really feel, honest to God.
- The best anyone can do is to speak more clearly:
to express what seems important for us today.
- Church can often be dull, an irrelevant muddle:
songs be telling mysteries in banal repetitions.
- Have I then lost my faith in God:
is a Jesus-centred church not speaking to my heart?
- The mystery of wonder does not go away:
the simplistic way we tell it is not honest.
- It’s hard always to be positive, especially to myself:
to feel I am not alone, or a lonely soul;
- the better way for survival is to focus afresh:
looking to future visions, imagining dreams.
- The past may be a retreat into torment:
my own world all there is, with loneliness;
- have I then lost my faith in others:
is the silence inside not giving me hope?
- Looking out continually, widens the view:
even when I’m alone, there’s more to know.
- Does science now answer everything, nothing to fear:
keep on looking and listening, measuring everything?
- "However hard you listen, you will never understand:
however hard you look, you will never see."
- Answers may not bring truth or enlightenment:
asking the questions again can deepen the mystery.