Chalice lighting, for those who are not in the room

We light this Chalice for the people who are not in the room.

May our circle of light fall upon those on the margins; the vulnerable and forgotten, those trapped at home by illness and age, those who feel judged, excluded, ashamed, in pain.

May our warmth hold those with precarious lives; carers and struggling parents, those juggling work, life, and bills, the exhausted and burnt out, anyone who is just trying to get through the day.

May our flame inspire those who share our principles and feel they carry the grief of the world alone; may they find us and may we be stronger together.

May we go out and walk beside those who are not in the room. May we do this sacred work with open arms, may we break down the walls, and hold all in our expansive and loving embrace.

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