Fr. Gerard Garrigan, from St. Louis Monastery, Missouri has sent this poem dedicated to Graham Greene. May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a better New Year in the hope that, in time, the hardships and sufferings that 2020 has brought to us all will begin to fade from our memories.
WHAT COLOR IS LIFE?
(To Graham Greene)
Life is neither black nor white
It is improbably quite, quite Greene
What would this, could this mean
In this God’s shadowland below
Where our eyes do but dimly see
It means life is all the shades of grace
Infinite in their multitudinous array
Which we will finally clearly see
Not here but above one blessed day