Must we wait for justice? Hope for healing Yearn for freedom Desire deliverance? We cry out to heaven With tears and groans and prayers That repeat the prophet’s plea “How long?”
Not now. Not yet. So we cry out all the more Till God hears us and gives answer.
Exhausted, discouraged, spent, On the brink of despair We hear a newborn babe And all is well All is ready All is yes.
Lynn F. Monahan
Lynn F. Monahan is editor-in-chief of Maryknoll magazine and served as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Peru in the 1990s. A graduate of Syracuse University, he has worked for newspapers and newswires, including The Associated Press and Bloomberg News. He holds a master’s degree in writing from Manhattanville College, and is the author of the award-winning novel Pistaco: A Tale of Love in the Andes.
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