Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Church

The church (on her better days) – has been (and is) a place
   where the wounded are bandaged up,
      where the oppressed find liberty,
        where the overwhelmed are encouraged,
           where the persecuted find courage and strength,
             where the lost are found
                where the despairing are repaired
                    where the hungry are fed
                        where the lonely find a family
                           where the unnamed are called by their names
                               where the fool finds wisdom
                                   where the sinner finds forgiveness
                                       where the misunderstood find understanding
                                           where small dreams meet the bigger dreams of God 
                                              where talents find grace and the world is changed
 where heaven and earth rejoice

(written for worship, Sept 23, 2012)

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