Your Favorite Imperative


You said, “be not afraid”

but that was before

the Gatlin gun, the plague, AI, endemic cancer,

extreme weather, school shootings, weepy glaciers,

the Bomb, climate refugees,

the Big Collapse


and with you sleeping divinely

in the back of the galaxy

and the great sea

frothing rabid around life

I want to shake you awake

and ask if it’s true,

really true,

this your favorite imperative?

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario.

  • John ODonnell
    Posted at 09:10h, 16 October Reply

    Good question.

  • Peter Bisson, SJ
    Posted at 09:45h, 16 October Reply

    Thank you Greg!

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