A Poem from Michael Leunig

“Out of Character”

God bless our contradictions,
those parts of us which seem out of character.
Let us be boldly and gladly out of character.
Let us be creatures of paradox and variety:
creatures of contrast; of light and shade:
creatures of faith.

God, be our constant.
Let us step out of character into
the unknown, to struggle and love
and do what we will.

Michael Leunig, The Prayer Tree