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The Paralytic

March 14, 2021
By Sister Patricia Hayes, CSA

That’s it. It’s over.⠀
Forgiveness is nice but it doesn’t awaken muscles!⠀
I had hoped….⠀

The theological debate rages above me and ⠀
they don’t notice my spirit withering, my dream atrophying.⠀

Then breaking into my despair⠀
I hear “Rise…take up your mat….go.”⠀

Without a second thought⠀
I stand and run.⠀
When the reality of what’s happening slams into me⠀
I fall to my knees and weep.