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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: Monday Morning Providing: 1/10

 

Good morning, good God!

 

Nicely, Lord:

    Christmas is over – even at church!

We have had our first snow storm

    and snow day at college

and January’s dates are in double digits…

 

So that you’d assume that by now we would be getting again to that 

    after-the-holidays-business-as standard

        “regular” time of the 12 months  – however we’re not! 

There’s a lot unfinished enterprise, Lord,

    so many issues left over from the 12 months simply previous,

a lot that weighs on our minds and shoulders,

    a lot that haunts our souls,

        a lot left undone…

So this morning, Lord, I wish to give you

(really, I wish to dump in your lap!)

    some issues we wish to let go of, 

    issues we wish to be rid of,

    issues that we wish and hope and pray 

        to be mounted, repaired and resolved…

And I’ve obtained an inventory, Lord!

 

    1) The pandemic – and all of the sickness, stress and discord

            the virus has unfold all through the world.

 

    2) Political division in our nation

            and the lies, racism, acrimony and hatred

                that widen the hole – day-after-day that goes by.

 

    3) The scourge of starvation and homelessness

            and the disgrace that’s ours, Lord,

                for letting you starve and shiver and perish

                 – when so many people have greater than we’d like.

    4) The scandal of bitter discord within the Church

            and our failure to like each other 

                and mood our disagreement

                    with charity, kindness and mutual belief.

 

    5) Our failure to look after the earth, our frequent residence

            and the gradual, reluctant, egocentric tempo

                at which we transfer (and fail to maneuver) to rescue and restore

                    all we have squandered, misplaced and wasted.

    6) And our personal particular person faults, fears and failings

            that stand in the best way of your mercy and charm

                and preserve us from loving our brothers and sisters

                    – as you, Lord, have at all times cherished us…

I dump all this in your lap, Lord,

    not as a result of I believe we’re freed from blame

    or that it is your job to repair and make issues proper

however solely as a result of we so desperately want

    your assist and inspiration,

    your energy, your mercy and your Phrase 

to point out us tips on how to repair and make issues proper 

    in a world we have marred and scarred,

        in a life we have did not reverence and respect…

 

There’s a lot unfinished enterprise, Lord,

    so many issues left over from the 12 months simply previous,

a lot that weighs on our minds and shoulders,

    a lot that haunts our souls,

        a lot left undone…

 

Please assist us, Lord, within the 12 months forward,

    assist us do what you’d have us do,

    let go what you have have us hand over,

    give as you’d have us give

    and love as you have cherished us:

        freely, absolutely and with forgiveness…

 

Amen.

          


  

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