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Sunday, 9/7/2014 Hymn: "God, When Human Bonds are Broken," ELW 603
The reality of human relationships is that we will step on each other's toes and we will inevitably do harm to one another, no matter how hard we work at healthy connections. Naming this reality and bringing it to light in all of our interactions with one another allows for the love and healing of God to occur. Jesus Christ, God incarnate, entered into our very messy human existence so as to point the way for reconciliation, peace and hope.
Wherever there is division, Jesus crosses the border to bring wholeness. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus removed any barrier that keeps us from God and from one another. We live in this hope and joy that when we bruise and bump into one another, God is present with mercy, forgiveness and love for us all. May we live our daily lives sharing this good news with our neighbors and the whole world! Thanks be to God!
God, we are continually amazed that you joined us here on earth to show us your love, care and desire to never be separated from your people. We are called to cross borders, break down boundaries and bring wholeness to all times and places. May we offer the same hope and joy that you offer all of creation through the resurrection of your son Jesus Christ. Amen.>
Brigett Weier Englewood, Colo. Master of Divinity, 2012
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