Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today's Quote

Good and gracious God,

We live in a sometimes fearful world.
There are times in our lives
when we have found
the robe of fear and anxiety
to be all too comfortable.
We slip it on like
our favorite sweatshirt
and bask in its perceived security.
In the face of angels,
who always beseech us
to not be afraid,
we all too frequently
live fearful lives
increasingly void
of the joy
and thanks giving
you wish
us to experience.

Teach us not only
to let go of
our fear and anxieties,
but to love our neighbors
more completely.
Help us find the joy
that we have traded in
for fear and worry
and lead us to lives
that trust in you
and let go of
the things of this world,
so that we may experience
the fullness of life
as you intended.


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