The cost is outrageous
for all these priceless lives,
secretly calculated in hearts too small
to hold Love's grand truth;
too scared to see
all of us have the same value;
too busy counting and comparing
to feel the ground beneath us quaking,
the skies above us leaking.
We shrink because we sense difference,
recoil with superiority's confidence,
while the universe expands and
diversifies, and the holy one weeps.
© 2016 Todd Jenkins