What kind of world is this?

Eric Gill Christ and the Money-Changers 1919

Eric Gill, Christ and the Money-Changers (1919)

What kind of world is this?

When the one

who talks to us of peace

and blessed the meek

brings a whip instead

and loses his temper?

 

What kind of world is this?

When the one

who held children

and healed the unloved

shouts and rants

and chases people away?

 

What kind of world is this?

Our world

This world

where hungry are unfed

and migrants risk their lives

for scraps from our overflowing table.

 

Our world

where the rich get richer

and the poor get poorer

and nobody seems to notice

that this is not how it should be.

 

Our world

where none of us have the courage

to do something bold

to shout and scream

at the injustice of it all.

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