We’ve been encouraging each other to light a candle wherever you are on Sunday mornings as you read or listen to the Call to Worship. Candles (and other forms of fire) are ancient symbols of the presence of God.
Empowering God, when the road ahead looms endless, empower us to be companions for one another along the road.
Inspiring God, when the road forward is blocked, inspire in us creative responses that move us beyond the barriers.
Enabling God, when the road before us divides, enable us to feel your presence luring us on.
God, Creativity Action, You come to expression in us.
In us, Spirit can be generous, loving, creative, happy, delighted, sad, and disappointed as nowhere else.
We express our sorrow for the limits we have put on God’s Spirit at work in us, by our unbelief, our lack of understanding, our disconnection, our apathy. We act as if disconnection from God, from our neighbor, from the planet were even possible!
We search our hearts:
In what ways do my words and actions mirror disconnection?
To whom should I make amends?
What work of re-connection is mine to do?
We open our minds and hearts anew to the presence of Spirit in us. May God-in-us find kind and courageous expression in our words and actions. May we take on actions that make God’s Realm evident now. Amen.