Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday Prayer

The kingdom of love is coming because:
somewhere someone is kind when others are unkind,
somewhere someone shares with another in need,
somewhere someone refuses to hate, while others hate,
somewhere someone is patient - and waits in love,
somewhere someone returns good for evil,
somewhere someone serves another, in love,
somewhere someone is calm in a storm,
somewhere someone is loving everybody.

Is that someone you?

From A Liturgy for the Celebration of Life (June 1, 2008),
at Rex Hunt's Progressive Christianity Website.


Songbird said...

Trying. Trying.
I'm grateful to have all my chicks in the nest, appreciative of their helpfulness, frustrated with being unwell, trying and trying and trying not to let it change me in weird and horrible ways, trying and trying and trying to be present and not be blown away, God help me.

Teri said...

oh, songbird. praying for you...

Juniper said...

praying. praying.

leah sophia said...

nice prayer! a while ago songbird suggested i come over here, but i don't know where to begin. true that ages ago i faced a recall committee and simply bounced back from that because after all, tomorrow would be different--this next thing would work, the next thing, next thing, next...without adding details here, without any doubt people have treated me worse than rudely and without a doubt, i've tolerated and excused behaviors i never would have outside the church. i can't or won't (or something) write more details here right now, but i'm barely hanging on. i also need to admit there's a huge possibility i've sought support and community in places that wouldn't or couldn't offer any. thanks!

Anonymous said...

lvoed this - thanks

stf (lorna) said...

Leah Sophia hang on in there - God has a plan- He works through people to chip away at us sometimes - but he also uses them to bring blesses.

I am sorry for your hurts

Mary Beth said...

Hugs to you Leah Sophia. Keep coming back. We are here.