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For two thousand years
we seem to have got it wrong—the cherished 

wisdom of one century becomes
anathema to the next. God 

is someone immeasurably greater
than we might conceive, who does not need 

all our apologetics and leaves us just
the truth that we can bear. 

These brooding contradictions are our guides
through the doorway of salvation, 

and somewhere out of time the whole
unjust distribution of resources 

will be safely gathered up—Tessa once said
the plural of paradox must be paradise.

These brooding contradictions All the paradoxes described in the earlier sonnets.