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Spirit if God who hovered over the earth at the dawn of creation-

Our environment is standing up to us. Python-like teeth of tornadoes are ripping into buildings. Waters keep rising as floods steal lands, massacre plant life, and leave our neighbors without homes.

And yet, we keep living as if we make no impact. If it didn’t affect us, we can’t see it’s torment. Does it really matter??!??

We have forgotten that our lives our intertwined with creation.

Holy Creator, transform our lives. Transform our minds. Transform our hearts. Our world won’t survive without our repentance, without us turning ourselves around.

Amen.

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The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Senior Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, Illinois. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She also has chapters in the books Sacred Habits: The Rise of the Creative Clergy and A Child Laughs: Prayers for Justice and Hope. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.

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