For the sick-
For Br. Dunstan
For Br. Derek
For Br. Richard Jonathan
For Br. Jude
May Christ bring you wholeness
Of body mind and spirit,
Deliver you from every evil,
And give you his peace.
If you did not receive the Provincial News sheet where the prayer request originated, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward you a copy. Peace and all good.
Labor Day: Justice. Workers. Solidarity. Sweat of the brow. Sixteen tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.
Or...Picnics. Beaches. Hot dogs. TV telethons.
What do we know about the people who grow our food and ship it to us, who build our houses and cars and sew our shirts, who pick up our garbage and cleaned our college dormitory, and who may one day feed us and bathe us if we are hospitalized or in a nursing home? What do we know about how they are treated, the dangers they face in the course of their jobs, the wages they receive?
As people of faith we should both mourn and act to change things when God's words from Isaiah 65 are sinfully reversed, when people build houses but don't get to live in them, plant food but don't get enough to eat, bathe our sores but don't make enough to keep their water turned on.
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by Julie Polter
Photo by Drew Geliebter
May we remember all those whose lives were taken away from us in an act of anger and hatred in the name of religion. May we remember that throughout history many heinous acts have been committed in the name of God. May we as a Christian community remember this and strive to live in peace, not hatred and ignorance. Let us live out the Gospel each day. May our actions be a window to the spirit that lives in each one of us.
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