Scholars, Short, Work

Shatter Our Complacency

Come, Lord,

do not smile and say you are already with us.

Millions do not know you,

and to us who do,

what is the difference?

What is the point of your presence

if our lives do not alter?

Change our lives,

shatter our complacency.

Make your word our life’s purpose.

Take away the quietness of a clear conscience.

Press us uncomfortably.

For only thus

that other peace is made,

your peace.

  • Dom Helder Camara