Litany of Confession, Grace, & Journey to the Star-Child (Advent 2)
Our earth is in trouble,
ice caps are melting,
storms are growing more intense.
Where is God?
Why have you left us in this hellish exile?
Our politics lack integrity,
bile spews outward as we scream,
and hatred erupts against those on the margins.
Where is the Koinonia, the people of God?
Why do we turn against one another?
Our hearts are in trouble,
we yearn to fill the void,
and so we turn toward things.
Where is the Imago Dei, the image of God?
Why do we look at the inanimate for the holy?
Out of the exile the prophet calls us again,
his meaning transformed for a new time:
God is still speaking!
God is here! (loud)
God is coming! (louder)
We are God’s people! (even louder)
Within me, within you, within our neighbors,
and even within our enemy the divine image resides.
God with us!
God within us!
God around us and between us!
Clear a path through the wilderness
for the Star-Child who will show us the way.
We yearn for Emmanuel!
Let us worship.
Sing Star-Child #174 SSP
light the first & second candles of advent wreath