Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Accepted

This was the guiding prayer from a spiritual life retreat I went on this weekend with my senior high youth...

"God, if only everyone were like me, it would be so much easier. If only everyone were like us, it would be so much easier. Why did you make people so different? How are we supposed to know who is on our side and who isn't? You told us to love one another, but could you make it a little easier? We will accept one another, God. We know we are not perfect, and we will stop demanding others measure up to the standards we set for them. Help us to love one another just as you have loved us. Amen." (from The Book of Uncommon Prayer 2: Prayers and Worship Services for Youth Ministry, by Steven L. Case, Youth Specialties/Zondervan, 2006)

...thought it was a fitting prayer for the weekend and for us as we move through this world, seeking to fulfill the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Peace to you this week, promise I will post more often than once a month. Pray for peace in the Middle East and for justice in Sudan and Darfur.

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