Loving God of Justice and of Mercy;
Show us when to shake the dust from our feet in Your Name, turning our backs on hypocrisy and oppression, shame and abuse,
And when to stay, invited to be transformed through your limitless healing.
Show us how to love those who answer both calls, to respect their obedience to you.
Give us the integrity to act and speak at all times only as you bid us, not as we, led by ego and insecurity, might do.
And in the midst of discernments, teach us to love both the shaming and the shamed, the abuser and the abused, knowing that each of us is both.
Crossposted on The Kitchen Door.