The Revd Wyn Beynon


PRAYER DOESN'T WORK

Prayer doesn't work
because it's 
not a machine
not a request
not a bullying attitude
not a contract to be fulfilled
not measurable by anything we know

Payer
is simply
here
there
and in between
holding 
in the curved ball of your body


Parenting doesn't pay well
because it's not a job
not an investment
not future proofing
not control freaking
not power expanding


Parenting
is simply
here
there
and in between
holding 
in the curved ball of your body


Friendship doesn't increase our standard of living
because it's 
not an economic system
not an alliance of industries
not a guarantee of good crops
not a protection against the world
not a way to get things done

Friendship
is simply
here
there
and in between
holding 
in the curved ball of your body


Love doesn't work
because it's 
not a machine
not a psychological state
not a lot of feelings
not a set of nice behaviours
not measurable by anything we know


Things that are
are not the product of the man made God
but the God made man

Love is simply
here
there
and in between
holding 
in the curved ball of his body 

Wyn Beynon (c)2013