Words of Light and Hope from Sue Page LLM
Preparing to celebrate over the next months 650 years since Julian of Norwich had her showings we pray
God of your goodness, give us Yourself!
For if we ask for anything, which is less
We shall always be in want.
Only in You we have all! Amen
Sometimes He Calls and I do not want to go…!
He called me
But I did not want to go.
I had ‘my faith’ to attend to…..
My own Private Faith
I was devoted to a god
Whom I imagined was like me!
I worshipped that god
My own personal way…..
That’s the way it is with private faith.
And He expected me to give it up when He called:
Give up my private faith and make it public:
Serve God in society and not just in my soul….
I did not want to go
He called us
But we did not want to go.
We did not want our business, our love
Our fortune, our faith
To be infected and affected by His touch
Yet we went….
We gave up everything and lost more….
And we gained the Kingdom of Heaven
Thoughts and Words for the many places of war, violence terror and loss.
The weight of the tears of the world
Is too heavy to bear:
For the cost, and the waste of
Young loves playing out
Old men’s games,
Knowing terror and fear
Never tasted by soldiers of lead.
Forgive us, I fear
That we know very well
What we do
A time of disengagement
Wordless waiting before
Nothing much happened:
No flash of insight,
No resolution of perplexity,
But deep down
Lord, thank you that we are one in Christ Jesus. Help us to live out this reality in our lives.
We pledge to see all people as you see them – worthy, beloved, made in Your Image. Amen