A new 100 Word Story by Laurence Simon
An interview with my friend Chris, a Gay Catholic, who explains how he is able to reconcile his spirituality with the Church’s stance on Homosexuality. My apologies for coughing all the way through the interview.
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Every Hour Here-The Innocence Mission
We ride our bikes
around the circle in the cemetery,
I wave up to You on the Cross.
Am I to come upon You suddenly like this forever?
Happy, relieved that You are here
and I can see You, I can feel You?
You are like the ticket-half
I find inside the pocket of
my old leaf-raking coat.
There all the time, all the while,
I so often seem to leave You
and other islands.
And on my beads
where I can see You, I can feel You.
I take the ticket-half
and put it on the table, saying,
This is God
and He’s here through my comings
and my goings.
But I walk past the ticket-half,
I walk past the ticket-half.
I walk past the ticket-half
just as I’ve walked past the Cross on our wall.
Our self-importance grows so dazzling we don’t see
But Gentle Jesus, aren’t You always,
aren’t You every hour here?