May the food that we eat
And the friends that we share
Give us strength for spreading
True justice and peace.
What can the prophet Jesus teach us?
Where shall the mystic Christ lead us?
His Way is wonder, the path compassion,
And through letting go we shall find life.
All night I lay on my bed
I sought him whom my soul loves.
I sought him but did not find him.
In creating space for each other
We enhance our personal space
And spread a God-like grace.
We are here to praise and enjoy God with body and soul, mind and heart, with song and word, with hands and feet.
We are here to give because of the abundance God has given us, to share with each other, and to receive, because God has created us to depend on each other.
We are here to celebrate the differences that otherwise might divide us: differences of age, of body, of culture, of opinion, of ability, of religious conviction.
We are here to put things in perspective: to celebrate what matters, to laugh about things we take too seriously, to cry about things that truly touch our hearts.
So may it be this morning: Amen!
Forgiveness is our most precious gift,
The most Christ-like blessing we can share.
We are one with the creatures,
One with the plants,
One with the life of Earth.
Praise God for visions great and small,
Praise God who calls us one and all,
Praise God whose Spirit gives new sight,
Praise God who fills our lives with light. Amen
Praise God who gives us life to live
Praise God who calls us all to give
Praise God whose image we all bear
Praise God whose love we now can share
A pinch of yeast within the flour
A treasure hidden in the ground
We know not the day nor hour
When the pearl is finally found