Adventus

"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

This is the day that the Lord has made

let us rejoice and be glad in it!

For those who mourn their dead:  let us bring them comfort.

For those who have suffered loss:  let us be the repairers of their goods.

For those who are afraid:  let us give them courage.

For those who are lost:  let us be their guides.

For those who are bewildered:  let us bring them hope.

For those who despair:  let us give them insight.

In all things, let us be the agents of our God who holds all creation, and who binds up, and who makes whole, and who gives life.

Amen.

3 Comments:

Blogger Grandmère Mimi said...

Lovely prayer, Rmj. Is it yours?

10:22 PM  
Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

Yes.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Rmj said...

Thank you both.

Just my meditation on Isaiah 58:9-12, actually.

And on hearing the "Christian Singles" ad one too many times, about waiting for God to act (as if we are ever supposed to sit passively and wait for God to "take care of things" for us).

But mostly Isaiah.

9:23 AM  

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