shepherds

Bright Star

Lead us to love
Lead us to promise
Lead us to justice
Lead us to hope
Lead us to joy

Love enfleshed
Promise realized
Justice unfettered
Hope boundless
Joy divine

Bright Star

Lead us through the wondrous dark night of possibility, liberation and radical Be-ing all that you have dreamed for us.

We look to You.
We see You.
We trust You.
We choose to follow You.

Amen.

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Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter, minister, spiritual entrepreneur, teacher, and life-long learner committed to the liberation of colonized peoples, centering the marginalized, building power and creating community. She lives in Chicago with her spouse and their teenage son (pray for us) and has two adult daughters and eight grandchildren (!—please keep praying ;)) Dr. Pagán-Banks currently serves as executive director of A Just Harvest, pastor at San Lucas UCC and Namasté UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary.

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