Sheep Amidst Wolves
Sleeping with one eye open
we sniff the air seeking signs
always on the lookout for trouble
with no weapons for protection.
We live vulnerable among these wolves
the prey, the food of their lives
we live for peace among warmongers
we live forgiveness amidst violence.
We cannot change those who attack
but we can change the hearts of others
we will model love and compassion
in a vicious dog eat dog world.
God did not send us alone
we are draped with spirit's robes
and the Creator's war of words
the gifts of healing we bring.
Let us endure only endure for today
watching and waiting through these times
the wolves will show themselves soon enough
and God will find joyously faithful.