Theme “On the Margins”
She came to my house, with flowers from the market and apples from her garden – they don’t need sugar, she said, they’re just right as they are. There’s lots there and more if you need them.
And I said, my daughters have collected some blackberries. And she nodded.
Because a wise woman can predict
This originally appeared as the ‘Inquiring Words’ in The Inquirer, Issue 8049
May God’s home be in the arms
of the homeless and the refugee,
may God’s ceremony be justice,
may God’s tribute be surrender.
May God’s righteousness be the poor, confirmed,
and may God’s river be the very stream
where she is taking
We pray for those not with us,
those still on their way here,
pray for those hurrying to join us this morning
let them find calm despite anxiety,
respite in their rush.
And we pray for those who are joining us online,
still looking for a charger,
whose audio is still connecting,
those who are
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