Beyond Messianism

Michael Peach

How different would be our world today
Had the Hebrews grasped in full the implications
Of their great revolution. The One God —
Creator –,
Being beyond the dualistic realm,
Except through conscience planted in each soul
(By which it recognizes good and evil)
Would not have "intervened" in history.
Instead He would have "waited patiently",
While man through free choice learnt to know himself
And thus fulfil his role as Earth’s curator.

31 October 1994

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