The Spirit of God is both humble and gentle,
devoid of hypocrisy, sharp as a sword.
And when we are driven along by that Spirit
we live with God’s courage, embody God’s Word.
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
Can peace come on earth? Can we sow the seed?
Can we give it birth? Can it be our creed?
We ponder the answers; we long for Shalom;
We hunger for good-will abroad and at home.
God of the water and God of the land,
Work in us now and help us be Your hands,
Faithfully tending the seeds that we’ve sown -
In Your great garden, we’re never alone.
God loves everyone the same,
and knows every girl and boy by name.
God made every girl and boy
to sing and dance and play with joy,
sing and dance and play with joy.
Leader: Give thanks for the Lord’s goodness, God’s love is steadfast and forever.
People: God has gathered us from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south, and rescued us from trouble.
No matter how different someone is from us, they are part of the human family, one of God’s children to be valued and treated with dignity.
ALL: All of life is connected in an interdependent web.
- a book of poems by Gretta Vosper As I review my involvement in the progressive Christian movement over the last decade and a half, I face a seeming contradiction. On the one hand, I’m amazed that …read more
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L: Our Father
R: Sounds a bit sexiest to me, what about our Mother?
L: Our Father who art in heaven
R: Well we could do with him down here, right enough, rather than up there
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