Oh, Lord, how do we see you and minister to you?

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When you do not hoard resources, but make sure the enough that exists is shared- you minister to me.

When you spoke the truth about what is and remained calm about what could be- you minister to me.

When you prepare food for those whose lives are disrupted, giving generously in hopes that all may be fed- you minister to me.

When you demand accountability from those in positions of power- you minister to me.

When you are gentle with those whose circumstances are different from your own- you minister to me.

When you hold back from biting and devouring one another as a reaction to fear- you minister to me.

When you wash your hands, wipe down surfaces, change schedules, but still make space for those with nowhere else to go- you minister to me.

When you acknowledge your own capacity and the needs of your body and heed them- you minister to me.

May we see you, Lord, and minister to you.

Amen.


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc.


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