Sunday, September 2, 2012
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
It is said that the future belongs to the young,
but that saying is simply not true.
That's because when the bell of the future has rung,
that day's young will be somebody new.
Why does each generation repeat that cliché,
as if it were something profound?
For will not tomorrow be always today
to those who will still be around?
Furthermore, there's no comfort at all in the thought
that the future belongs to the young.
For we are the future for those who once thought
that the hope of the world on us hung!
Though I know what they mean when they say what they say,
such a word from believers is odd.
For what hope for the world is there really today,
if the future belongs not to God?