Pater Noster (Slightly decolonized)

Source: NYTimes.com
Our Father,
who dies in heaven,
shallow is thy grave.
Thy kingdom spun
by everyone
who wants to take something away.
Give us this day
present justice.
Forgive history’s lapses
as we forgive those chewed
in sinful systems.
Let us not become defensive
and free us from indifference.

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

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3 Comments
  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 02:09h, 26 July Reply

    Thank you Greg!

  • Bernice Dookhan-Khan
    Posted at 08:09h, 26 July Reply

    Thanks Fr. Greg. God bless.

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 10:20h, 26 July Reply

    Thank you for this kind ever-present reminder of our collective daily living.

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