Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Good God

Author: 
Mark Jarman

Instead of casting them out of Paradise,
Instead of making them labor in pain and sweat,
Instead of instilling tristesse after coitus,
Instead of giving them fire to burn their house down,

And light their way into the outer world,

He could have split them, each with a memory of the other,
And put them each into a separate world.

Issue Title: 
New Voyages: Church Today and Tomorrow
Issue Year: 
2015