Sunday, February 1, 2015

wonder at the heart

of faith and science

I feel myself to be a person of faith,
for the spiritual opens me into insights
that mundane cause-and-effect can’t reach,

I also think myself to be a person of thought,
for understanding what is can slap me in the face
with the real world that doesn’t care what I dream,

I find random change as the great determiner
as fantastic as the God of Genesis making all in a week,

I consider creation as a wonder,
and faith and science can be equal
in their straining to celebrate where we are in the cosmos,

how we got here is a wonder.

by Henry H. Walker
January 31, ’15

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