Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Parent of all people,
you are the Holy One:
choosing to be with us
that we might live
in your kingdom.

You are our Destination:
offering peace to warmakers,
justice to outcasts,
righteousness to the lost,
hope to the broken-hearted;

you are Nurture:
sharing your Bread
with the hungry,
pouring living water
into the deserts of our lives;

you are Compassion,
forgiving us even when
our silence encourages oppression,
our fears foster violence,
our desires harm others;
modeling for us
how to forgive others;

you will not hand us over
but snatch us from the grasp
of the Evil One.

your kingdom is home;
your weakness is power;
your humility is glory.

now and forever. Amen.

(c) 2005 Thom M. Shuman

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