I believe the work of Justice
is slow
and sometimes grey

I don’t believe in smashing the patriarchy
I believe in dismantling it

I believe he will appease
the pain of the oppressed
I don’t believe in post-truth
because the Truth is still to come

I don’t believe in kings
I believe in the Kingdom
I believe I’m not the only one
who knows the battle is won
but wonders why it’s not over yet
I wonder what colour Peace is
I’m getting impatient with all this purple

I believe that for every ounce of Hope
you have to wade
through thick Lament
you have to
wait for it
wait for it

I don’t believe I can carry the weight
but there is a Way
to make burdens Light

wait for it

I believe
help my unbelief

wait for it

not yet
not yet

not yet
but soon

St. Peter's Fireside