Softer Gaze

A very powerful poem which reverberates in the heart.

the beautiful due

Look. Do you see them? You have to look into the pages.
There they are, the man and woman in the garden. But look
softer. See, they are children with grown up bones, little ones
so fresh from God, a wide-eyed boy and girl who acted in
accordance with the way children are created: to trust.
So when the deceiver comes along we don’t hear an adult
conversation but rather the ominous notes in the seminal scene
of predator and prey – a child in harm’s way. Can you bear
to watch the rape in the garden? Can you begin to understand
the silence of Adam? Do you dare to ponder the wrath of God?
We are too hard on our parents. We don’t know the half of it.

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