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God's apology

Posted by Simon Parke, 23 June 2020, 10.08am

It was not an apology I was expecting

Like a kingfisher swoop, coming from nowhere

God saying sorry to me; and yes, that is what happened

I was dismayed as you

I’d always been told it was the other way round: me saying sorry to God

And a lot of that goes among believers, it is sort-of expected

Do nothing until you’ve confessed, that’s how it is

But not here, and not now, it was nothing like that; very different ground

Here was God saying sorry to me, God on his knees

‘After all you have been through, I will make it up to you. And I am sorry.’

And I didn’t know where to put myself

Though I remember I laughed; and still do

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