The Perfect Image

Fr. Cyril Lovett
January 30, 2013

China, be it cup or vase,
if chipped is ruined.
Blemishes in works of art
spoil perfection,
so we start
to hide our faults,
our sins, our scars,
in a bid to reflect
the perfect image.
China, or course,
or works of art,
can only warm the human heart
a little…
whereas, a friend,
whose blemishes and scars are known,
becomes comfortingly real,
heartwarmingly our own.