A follow-up, of sorts, to my last post.
Of God's Omnipotence
God, to whom everything is nothing,
can accomplish nothing. Only we,
who bump into blocks, whose strength fails,
whose will flickers, only we who know resistance can act--
the toad, the old man with the yellow umbrella,
the centipede behind the rock,
oh and a mosquito, a bacterium, a stray cat, a slug why not--
the list doesn't stop.
It's scrawled across galaxies,
the roll of creatures, of we,
who twitch and breathe and sing for mates,
who scratch and murder, build and worship and burrow, yes,
here's another endless litany:
the infinitely varied host of beings
who do, even in failing, innumerable things
throughout the universe.
But if it's nothing you need done,
God is on the job.
-- Carl Bettis
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