How shall we find him?
We must pick out a distant point of light
and walk away from ourselves
to an “X” that marks the spot,
trusting that our vision and the compass
will not betray us.
But would it be wiser
to spend a little time before we start
in marking out for ourselves
Safe positions to fall back on?
We surely needn’t lose our common sense
We’ve grown good at folding
maps we do not read and cannot change;
and we have learned for ourselves
to take the world the way it comes:
so will we tell the one who lets us do so
“Be God without us”?
Helping with Enquiries (
: Crossgrain, 2005) London
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