This was read at the Sunday service on 4 September 2011. The topic was bullying and injustice.
God weeps at love withheld,
at strength misused,
at children’s innocence abused,
and, till we change the way we love, God weeps.
God bleeds at anger’s fist,
at trust betrayed,
at women battered and afraid,
and, till we change the way we win, God bleeds.
God cries at hungry mouths,
at running sores,
at creatures dying without cause,
and, till we change the way we care, God cries.
God waits for stones to melt,
for peace to seed,
for hearts to hold each other’s need,
and, till we understand the Christ, God waits.