Neither church nor courthouse is immune from wickedness on site.
If you trust that God will judge the wicked, well, you could be right.
Righteous people, wicked ones and animals are much the same.
All will die and all return to ash and dust from which we came.
As for matters of the spirit, these are not for us to know.
We’ll all die but if or why there’s any place for us to go
is a mystery. For now there’s nothing better than what’s here.
So enjoy the life and work surrounding you and do not fear.
Image: San Bernabé o San Mateo, 17th Century
Source: Ecclesiastes 3:16-22
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: Sharon (Boyce), Public Domain
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