When our bodies betray us, let us down,
we berate them, hesitate to call them holy,
when, after all, they are the
sacrament of God’s creative genius,
each featherlight touch a reminder of
the love that engendered our creation,
redemption, adoption; each whisper
an echo of the voice of heaven.
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