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Holy,
You love me.
Help me absorb that love deep into my skin,
let it flow through my veins,
circle through my heart, pump it like life
into your world.

I confess, in my skeptic way,
When I see a message, “GDLVSU”
on the back of a car,
I wonder about the person driving it,
wondering if the message advertised
is truly meant for
the immigrant,
the queer,
the people of color,
the resister,
the speaker of Truth,
the disabled on disability,
the freed prisoner,
the heroin addict,
the (fill in the blank here)
without any strings.

I know You don’t have strings attached to your love.

I am pretty sure I attach strings to your love.
Forgive me.
and help me to remember in all of my self-righteousness,
that You even love
the driver of the car
who proclaims,
GODLVSU.

Amen.


Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA, a fishing and sailing village on the North Shore of Boston.  She is a contributor the RevGals book, There’s A Woman in the Pulpit.


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