Tensions, Questions, Paradigms

If we never experienced sadness could we be happy,

If pain is supposed to be gain, then what's the definition of catastrophe,

If black and white never existed, could there be gray,

If I'm made in God's image could I be gay,

Are we allowed to be rich and poor at the same time,

Are we allowed to live in poverty with a millionaire's mind,

If life was a book could there possibly be chapters,

Or are the chapters really one we call life,

If I were to pray to the Lord to give me spiritual sight,

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Jay, a Krista Colleague, wrote this poem one afternoon during the 2003 Krista Foundation Conference, which focused on "Living the Tensions."