and all caring God, this week, in the light of bombings and manhunts
and explosions….in the midst of governmental gridlock and gun
violence….there were good things that happened….so many good things…..
Weddings, caring people, heroic citizens, blooming flowers, springtime, hope.
Thank you for never leaving.
Help us to see you in the midst of darkness.
Recalibrate our vision. Remove the cataracts of negativity from our eyes and hearts.
Correct our sight so that we can see that your light shines ever brighter in darkness.
For you alone are the holy one. You alone are the Lord. You alone are still the resurrected one; our salvation.
look again today to you and glorify you in the midst of our broken
world. Lift us up today to be where you are, and to the peace in which
And as we celebrate earth day and the start of the Oaklyn community garden:
give us the humility to remember that we are made from dirt, so that we
might till the dirt and love it as we love ourselves. Amen.