Who is our neighbor? That’s the question:
Who is this person we’re to love?
The one across the street? Or next door?
Or in the apartment up above?
For the freedom of the air
that absorbs the smoke of hand-rolled cigs
When we pray
come, Lord Jesus
Do we mean to say
come, you malnourished stranger
When beauty casts its glow,
When children play in snow
I softly shout for joy!
As we leave worship, let us together commit ourselves:
– to give thanks each day for the abundant gift and beauty of life
When I am the earth
And the earth is me
God and I are one.
May the sap flow in our hearts
Like the greening of the Earth:
May our liveliness unfold
Like the joyful Spring-time’s birth,
In the world of Nature’s weaving
Words and plants reveal their meaning
Through a way beyond perceiving
Life as only surface truth.
Let your eye be single, Jesus urged,
See behind Earth’s many things;
In the place of all you long to own
Choose the sight awareness brings.
O golden doors now open wide
Revealing myst’ry’s grace,
The grace beyond the imaged word;
Beyond all time and space.
This body knows what it is like to have a nice house and a good job
It knows what it is like to feel uneasy about being wealthy
If you want to be happy
Let go and trust God
Finding pleasure in sharing wealth.