In your presence & the presence
of our Christian community,
we lay our sins before you.
We live as if the resurrection,
We live as if your grace is a
“Get Out of Jail Free” card,
& fail to live fully within
Forgive us for failing to offer,
our bodies, minds, & hearts,
as instruments of your grace.
Contritely & humbly,
we recommit ourselves to you.
Look around you.
Look in each face.
Look at the wheat as it germinates
and bursts forth from the earth.
Look at the sage that heals hearts
and cleanses spirits.
seeing the divinity within you.
Look at the blue sky &
each creature and person.
Grace belongs to you!
You are forgiven!
Thanks. I will use it at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro, ME on Sunday.