“Seamless Garment” — Poem by Daniel Berrigan
The beauty of the “seamless garment” image!
No one, not one
exposed to the rude winds of the world,
No one, however lorn or lost, out in the cold.
No one rejected, no one unwanted!
the unborn, the aged, ill, condemned,
the expendable, “lives of no worth”-
no matter the tag,
If these are expendable, who is precious?
No one is expendable!
Everyone wrapped in a vast enfolding embrace,
a garment designed by God
bequeathed to us we
wear it proudly, tend it, repair it,
cherish it, design it anew,
yes, lend it , offer it everywhere!
a baptismal robe for the twice-born,
the woof and warp of our humanity!
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