Saturday, June 23, 2007

“Could you not keep watch for one hour?”

All over the world tonight, members of ACTION BY CHRISTIANS FOR THE ABOLITION OF TORTURE are holding victims of torture in the Light.
http://www.thenightvigil.com/


O Light
pure and life-giving

pierce the darkness
of prison cells
and of hearts imprisoned
by hatred and cruelty

Flood despairing hearts
with hope
and arid hearts
with compassion

Release captives
from their torments
and captors
from their spite

O Father and Mother
of us all

_____

Image from the Abu Ghraib paintings of Fernando Botero.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this effort. I wish I had come across this information. I am not a Christian, but I would have joined the vigil... Blessings, PaL

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