Season of Creation Koans, 2019

Catholic Bishops of Ireland
i.

Church is mostly Earth
chanting
in polyphonic voices
too numerous
to hear.

ii.

Before you go shopping
before you go chopping
before you go chomping
at the bit
to gallop to domination,
look in the mirror
and see Creation.

iii.

What did the priest say
when Climate Change
entered the confessional?
“Forgive me, Mother, for I have sinned.”

iv.

GOD is a big word.
So is EARTH.
Friends,
let’s walk quietly a while
pondering
how we are to speak
these two big words
together
truly
from our little mouths.

v.

The day they start
canonizing trees
is the day the communion of saints
begins feeling
really at home.

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

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3 Comments
  • John Montague
    Posted at 06:51h, 12 November Reply

    WOW, I love this.

  • Paul Baker
    Posted at 07:29h, 12 November Reply

    Amen! An invitation to be Sons and Daughters of the Earth. “Forgive us, Mother, for we hav sinned.”

  • Grace Colella
    Posted at 10:40h, 12 November Reply

    Thank you for the “communion of saints” in this the month of November.

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