Education for Justice | Fri, Jun 15, 2018
In our tragic, terrible new version of Scripture,
We see the sacrifice of the Holy Innocents
To feed the mad hunger of power
Determined to assert itself over
The threat of a reign of love Incarnated.
Christ, we ask you to guide us
Through this nightmare at the border,
We ask you to strengthen our voices,
To give us the courage to speak out strongly
In this shameful historical moment
When children are pawns
And your commandment to love the neighbor,
Your challenge to welcome the stranger
Are so easily dismissed by those who use your name.
Christ, we ask you to ground us in your inclusive love,
So we may stand firmly against the abusive actions
That tear families apart and warehouse children
Sick with fear and longing in a hostile land.
May we speak out and stand up to end the suffering
Of your beloved little ones, so they may once again
Know the embrace that is their sacred birthright. Amen.