Deep contradictions, not cosy solutions,
come when our faith and experience collide.
Pain and its purpose, the holocaust’s image,
loving and hurting, are found side by side.
Here in the tension of unresolved conflict,
logic and passion will vie for each heart;
here in life’s crucible, melting and moulding,
God has a purpose and we play a part.
Here where the spirit is forging, transforming
lives that are open to challenge and change;
God in each paradox fathoms potential,
source of the pattern we measure and range.
Text: © Andrew Pratt
This the third and last hymn for today. All were thought suitable for Holocaust Memorial Day but they have, inexplicably, been removed from the Methodist Church website.
Now that they’re all their to see, can anyone explain to me why any one of them could not be used in a service of Christian worship marking Holocaust Memorial Day?