At a recent Sunday Services Planning Extravaganza, our service leaders had some practice writing words for worship in the moment. What follows is the resulting reading.
In times like these
It helps to remember
That each of us looks to something larger than ourselves —
A place, a process, an experience —
Some of us say
Spirit of life and love,
Ground of being.
The great mystery.
Some of us remember
What we owe each other
The interdependent web that holds us all together
Some of us remind ourselves
We are all in this together
We are part of an evolving world
Some of us might say
How small and insignificant I am as a part of the natural world
I am filled with acceptance of this moment.
In times like these, it helps to call to mind
The moments that touch us deep inside.
It could be
The first moment I picked up my cat – pure warmth
It could be the first time I said
You are safe with me
It could be as simple as
Saying thank you at a meal time
The Meewasin valley
A heart-to-heart connection
Clarity, fill us with insight
For all these intimacies
For all these lessons
In the fragile art of being human,
We give thanks.
Carolina, Drumlin, Karen, Kathryn, Liz, Margaret, Nazeem & Sage
Saturday, March 7, 2020