It would be some miracle if we could ever find it again –
Lost somewhere during the course of early childhood.
If, for a moment, however, we put down our more serious pursuits
And start looking –
With patience, we’ll find it’s still there.
And, if we start re-cultivating that spring-green patch of early innocence,
One day, out of it, might grow a gentle mature human being
Who – because of gratitude –
Could well be on the way to becoming “whole” – that is to say, “holy.”
Later, when God looks down
At all the human beings in the world exhibiting gratefulness –
Because of that gratitude, from God’s point of view, they’ll light up –
And can be seen.