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Love is born
With a dark and troubled face
When hope is dead
And in the most unlikely place
Love is born:
Love is always born.
Works by Michael Leunig, used with permission
I heard Michael giving a talk/workshop on spirituality and was surprised by his story, of telling his newspaper editor (where he worked as a political cartoonist) that he wanted to stop doing cartoons for awhile and, instead, write a short daily prayer: unconventional prayers, at that. He pointed out, in his talk, that this was a secular newspaper and the culture was particularly alien to Christian expression. This story impressed me. A few weeks ago, I asked permission to use some of his work. Some is hard-hitting and produced for a different cultural environment but his ‘sideways’ look at life, precisely intended to make people puzzle, stop and think, may well be useful for us, for that same reason.