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COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

For all who have contracted coronavirus,
We pray for care and healing.

For those who are particularly vulnerable,
We pray for safety and protection.

For all who experience fear or anxiety,
We pray for peace of mind and spirit.

For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety,
We pray for policies that recognize their plight.

For those who do not have adequate health insurance,
We pray that no family will face financial burdens alone.

For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status,
We pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.

For our brothers and sisters around the world,
We pray for shared solidarity.

For public officials and decisionmakers,
We pray for wisdom and guidance.

Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Grant peace.
Grant comfort.
Grant healing.
Be with us, Lord.

Amen.

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Gospel Living… is Being Radical

Gospel Living… is Being Radical

… Gospel Living… for life issues
caring for unborn, young, elderly
disabled, disadvantaged
for voting rights, human rights
for climate change
environmental concerns of safety
good education for all
healthcare for all
better housing for those in need
Against death penalty
For migrants, immigrants and native Americans
Against racism and against any form of prejudice
Being Radical… is holy, just and loving
It means… to respect differences
and view diversity as a gift not as a problem
Being Radical… is Gospel Living
Open your heart
Share resources
See one another as a neighbor
Disagree with respect
Compromise for the common good
Listening with Good Samaritan Compassion
with liberty and justice for all… this is being Radical… Gospel Living
not comfortable
not accepting status quo
not excluding
not dividing
Living the Gospel is Radical
It is..
being courageous, hopeful, compassionate, understanding, forgiving, respectful
It is…
being full, of gratitude, thankful
Thank you John Lewis… Rosa Parks… Dorothy Day… thank, you to all
For beingRadical Hope… Gospel Living
for inspiring
challenging
and encouragingall of us
to understand”Good Trouble”
as the heartof Jesus’ Love
being ever so human
so loving and caring.
Let us all say Amen.
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August 2020

August 2020

Encounter the Quiet Light

Call the Light.. “Sabbath Rest”

… the need to rest and contemplate
the goodness of God in life

the grass… green for hope
the sky… so blue and welcoming
the trees… so sturdy and tall in spirit

The Light of “Sabbath Rest”

… the need to quiet our spirit
calm our fears

The Call… to contemplate
the goodness of God in each other

and then…. to share the fruits of
our reflection and pondering
that draw us to encounter the Quiet Light

in the grass of earth’s hope
in the blue sky of the Universe’s call to live in solidarity
In our humble spirits… growing tall in faithfulness

This August… “Sabbath Rest” leads each one of us to become part of the glorious light
of Faith, Hope and Love.

Encounter. Share. Become the Light.

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July 2020

July 2020

America…God shed His Light

The gift of Loving Acceptance

Let us all bloom with faith, hope and loving acceptance of one another.

Let us let the light shining upon us bless us with serving one another with dignity.

Let us be listeners and hearts of compassion that care about those who do not feel the light shining.

Let us live the prophetic message of Jesus’s love… I have come so you will have life …a life of serenity, harmony, peace and justice for all. Let your light shine.

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