Wiggle Room for Love

We create walls and rules around you and your expectations. In time, we find ourselves worshiping the walls and rules instead of you.
Make our walls and rules porous so that we might have the wiggle room to love.

Keep our hearts and minds focused on your kin_dom and dreams for us. When we create structures, help us to make them tools for fulfilling your calling. 
Remind us that boundaries can be useful tools but they should always provide the wiggle room to love abundantly and do justice concretely. 

You require love of neighbor, care for all peoples, and actions in our fragmented world. You are serious about these expectations.
And, yet, you offer us grace as we strive to fulfill them. 

You offer wiggle room if it means one of your people experiences love and justice. 
For this we are grateful. Amen.

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 6, Luke 6:1-16, narrative lectionary, New Testament
One comment on “Wiggle Room for Love
  1. Pastor Valerie says:

    That prayer was so on spot for what I have been pondering the last few hours as I prepare for Sunday. Thank you for letting the spirit speak through you to me!!


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