Last night I went to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu speak. He and the Dalai Lama are both in South Florida this week--what are the odds of that? The tickets to hear the Dalai Lama sold out quickly, but that was cool with me. I'd much rather see Desmond Tutu. To read more about what he said, go to my theology blog where I posted here. For a little trip down memory lane, back in the 80's when apartheid was one of the faces of evil on the planet, go to my theology blog posting from yesterday here.
Early in his talk, he said that an ancient prophet said, "Your name is engraved on the palms of God's hand."
Later in his talk, he said that God sees the evil in the world and waits for us to do something about it. He said, "You are God's hands."
I then wondered, if I am God's hands, and names are engraved on God's palms, what names are engraved on my palms. I thought, there's probably a poem in here somewhere. I thought you might like to play too.
Everyday Poetry at Radio Free Nashville
3 weeks ago