‘Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? We shall not die. O Lord, thou hat ordained them for judgement; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.’
We must cry (pray) to God in times of historical distress. It is His mothering nature that instinctively responds with liberating goodness. Crying to God when in need is the most fundamental language of the universe. The inanimate world, the vegetable world have been constantly crying to God for existence; and they are constantly kept in being. Why we humans don’t ask for God’s help and sustenance…even the whole world is collapsing around us?
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..