(Psalm 55:6, Isaiah40:31b, Matthew 23:37b)
Wings of bugs and butterflies,
Wings of pigeons and hens,
Wings of sparrows and eagles:
How we monochrome humans disdain bugs
and wish for the beauty of butterfly wings.
How we anxious people overlook sparrows
and long for the cozy comfort of a hen’s mothering wings!
How we earth-bound creatures ignore the dull sparrow
and imagine soaring on the powerful wings of an eagle!
How we imperfect children of God dream of the butterfly, the hen, the eagle,
and disdain the bug, the sparrow, the pigeon.
I cannot find beauty or comfort or flight in wings,
but only in being who I am.