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The urban Christ

From the September 1983 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Brothers, lift your thought of cities Above the glitter and the stress, Above the crowded institutions And the urban wilderness— For through endless streets and buildings Breathe God's thoughts in millionfold, Breathes His Christ, the very presence Out of which our lives unfold. Throughout the plazas pressed with people Under pale, polluted skies, Between the flair and flux of fashion And the politician's cries— Moves our prayer, God's law in action, Moves the power of His Son— Brightness shafting through all error, Christ enlightening every man.