Reflection (Leunig)

We pray for the fragile ecology of the heart and mind.
The sense of meaning. So finely assembled and balanced
and so easily overturned. The careful, ongoing construction
of love. As painful and exhausting as the struggle for truth
and as easily abandoned.
Hard fought and won are the shifting sands of this
sacred ground, this ecology. Easy to desecrate and
difficult to defend, this vulnerable joy, this exposed
faith, this precious order. This sanity.
We shall be careful. With others and with ourselves.