Holy Parent and Source of all Life-Giving Revelation-

I know that there are scales on my place of perception.
For we all “see” and “hear” and “understand” differently.
And, thus, in the rooted location where I receive information
and respond in accordance with your Love,
There are scales.

Where I am unable to perceive my own privilege,
Let the scales fall away.

Where I persist in wrongdoing,
Let the scales fall away.

Where I have failed to use my own power for good,
Let the scales fall away.

Where I am still speaking, instead of listening,
Let the scales fall away.

Where I cling to a false sense of control,
Let the scales fall away.

Where I have left apologies and reparations unsaid and undone,
Let the scales fall away.

Where I have clung to a holy zeal You would not own,
Let the scales fall away.

Where I have failed to love myself as a child of God,
Let the scales fall away.

Let the scales fall away, Mother of Us All,
And let me be the love You have made me to be.

Amen.


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs sometimes at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She likes playing with yarn, reading books, and visiting Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, USA), which she refers to as her “backyard”. 


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