hate has no homeHoly One,

Thank you for a new day with new opportunities to grow, new possibilities to love, new intentions to be more like You in the world; even if it is only within our own small world to start.

As we lean into the rest of the week, cause us to lean on You, to lean on one another and to lean into the gifts, the power, and the joy that You have placed within each of us.

As we long for the promise of Spring, we too long for You. We long for justice. We long for kindness. We long for love that like a steady Spring rain, begins to wash away the yuck and the ugliness and the grime left behind by the bitterness of racism, homophobia, misogyny, and xenophobia.

As we walk this Lenten journey, guide us with Your Holy Spirit so that we too might be more holy.

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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