In this blustery windy morning, In a world where nothing seems sure anymore We gather together, In our worry, in our questions, in our shaky hope. Lasting, faithful God, Where it seems like the options are limited, Where life seems either/or Where there are those—us?--who don’t care off whose back their security is gained, Where there are those—us?—who simply hide and hoard all of who we are in fear Because there is so much potential for harshness, cruelty, uncontrollable outcomes. We cry out to you. Help us, we pray To imagine other possibilities, To dare to risk something other than what has always been done before. Take the energy around our fear, and transform it into power that leads, that loves, that risks, that knows You are with Us. Use our lives, our faith communities, to be the economy of Good News, Another way to live in this world that respects all life, and where all life is lived to fullness in You. Amen.
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