Holy One, I am losing perspective. Each scrap of privilege falling open before me leaves me uncertain of where I am, who I am and how I am to be in this world. I do not want to go back to certainties that feed me and starve others. Let me glimpse your justice here, there, and everywhere at work by Spirit. Humble me with the faithfulness of those whose worship I do not share but whose understanding surpasses my own. Guide me to next steps of gracious presence, careful listening and committed learning. May I trust your love for me in new ways as I discover more of your love for all creation. Help me discern a path to participate in your disarming and reconciling justice. Amen.

Diane Strickland is in her 33rd year as an ordained minister now serving in The United Church of Canada as retired clergy. She is a Certified Community and Workplace Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Specialist-Therapist, Critical Incident Responder, author and creator of Trauma Informed Resources.

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