Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Litany of Hope for July 2, 2017 -- #Canada150

we look at where we have come for, we see where we are – the positive and the negative,
and we ask what comes next.
God of our future,
we dream of what yet will be, we dream of who we could become
...looking into a future of possibilities
we commit ourselves to live as people of The Way, people of love.

WE dream of abundance,
a country where all our neighbours have what they need for safe, healthy lives,
a place where food, shelter, education, safety and employment are provided to all
...looking into a future of possibilities
we commit ourselves to live as people of The Way, people of love.

WE dream about the land,
seeking a time where we learn how to balance ecology and economy
envisioning a nation where we do indeed live in respect with creation.
...looking into a future of possibilities
we commit ourselves to live as people of The Way, people of love.

We dream of leadership,
trusting that Canada has a place in your global community
hoping that Canada can be a force for peace and justice
...looking into a future of possibilities
we commit ourselves to live as people of The Way, people of love.

We dream of reconciliation and right-relations
for relationships that are rebuilt
for respect between members of the various communities that make up this national
for open and truthful naming of injuries both old and new, and then actively working towards the healing of those injuries
...looking into a future of possibilities
we commit ourselves to live as people of The Way, people of love.

We dream of the Kingdom,
even as we know that the Kingdom is larger than our country, we trust that the Kingdom includes our country
we dream of the day when the values of the Kingdom: peacemaking, unconditional love, community, hospitality, generosity, compassion, and passionate justice are embraced as Canadian values
as those who carry the name of Christ, as those who hear Christ’s call for transformation
and looking into a future of possibilities
we commit ourselves to live as people of The Way, people of love.
God of the past, the present and the future, help us live as people of hope for a better future.
And the people all said AMEN

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