Jesus of The Other

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This prayer was written by a community builder, Agnes C., who nurses our city’s most vulnerable, raises some incredible kids, and spends her spare time building and equipping communities of empathy – starting with the kids.   You can find her work at Starling Kids where she lets people know ways to engage their kids with empathy-building community practices.  This is her lenten prayer.

 

Jesus of the forgotten, the isolated, and the ashamed-

Give me the patience and the perseverance to get through MY discomfort and to meet a person where they are at, with my eyes, my ears, and my whole heart.

Knowing you are the artist who knit each of us into being,

Knowing you meet us all, you weep for us all, and you love us ALL.

Despite all that we are and all that we are not,

You have have said, we are enough.

 

Amen.

 

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