New Tablets - September 27, 2018
We are ready to carve for You two new tablets of stone.
We have, sadly, shattered the ones from the past
With our lack of empathy
With our denial of human pain
With our thirst for power
With our inability to take responsibility for our actions
With our sowing of hatred and anger
With our cruelty
With our self-centeredness
With our forgetfulness
With our inability to forgive.
We come to You now with new, blank tablets that await the
Guidance of Your hand to move our hearts.
We present these tablets to You
From wherever we are now standing,
for You are truly with us everywhere.
It is up to us to open our eyes
To recognize and acknowledge Your enduring presence.
Eternal God, write anew upon these tablets
and upon our hearts
We will bear these tablets with us
As we continue on our way
Towards a new promised land
Where we will build
A world of true peace.
Turning, Turning Still - September 27, 2018
To everything there is a season, and a time for every attitude under heaven.
There is a time to be arrogant, and a time to be humble.
A time to be combative, and a time to be cooperative.
A time to be accusatory, and a time to be truthful.
A time to be dismissive, and a time to be a thoughtful listener.
A time to be intimidating, and a time to be considerate.
A time to be infuriated, and a time to be calm.
A time to be self-righteous, and a time to be just.
A time to be hateful, and a time to be loving.
A time to be disappointed, and a time to be encouraged.
A time to be fearful, and a time to be brave.
A time to be divisive, and a time to seek unity
In any way possible.