O Canada

source: wikipedia O Canada, celebrate  
but don’t get cocky. 
although you sit on a fifth  
of the world’s fresh water, 
it’s other countries  
that keep you afloat. 
all in the same boat 
we best arrive & thrive 
when every passenger has passage 
safe and sound to home
(thus says this land 
that shrugs off fences) 
and home no one really owns.

Greg Kennedy, SJ works as a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. He is author of Reupholstered Psalms volumes I, II, and III; and Amazing Friendships between Animals and Saints (Novalis Press).

  • Jim Radde
    Posted at 14:03h, 30 June Reply

    Love it, Greg.

  • Eric Jensen
    Posted at 16:25h, 30 June Reply

    As Robert Frost has said,

    “Home is where,
    When you have to go there,
    They have to take you in.”

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 23:51h, 30 June Reply

    Thank you Greg!

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