Great Spirit, our Ultimate Ancestor,
in all the grandparents’ treasured stories
Your Wisdom forms the Mother Lode of Peace.
In theory we revere Your Gentleness,
Heaven-born Seed of our Family Tree,
Friend of Earth-friendly natives and migrants.
But when Truth is scorned and Mercy mocked, when
worlD kinG moneY drowns out Creation’s groans,
we get sucked into vengeful victim-hood.
Mother Love, where are You for refugees?
Angels, do you still warn parents in dreams?
We are the grandparents now. What stories
can we tell of You, Peacemaking Brother?
When can we see You in action, Godman?