A Prayer to See Others as God Sees Them   6 comments

The Good Samaritan, by Rembrandt

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Embracing God,

you show no partiality in the sense we humans do.

All people who follow you are acceptable to you,

regardless of human-imposed labels.

Yet we, in our sinfulness,

insist on such destructive and judgmental standards.

Forgive us, I pray, and transform our vision,

so that we will, like you,

look inwardly, not superficially.

May we drop our self-defensive religious practices,

which serve to harm and denigrate others,

and embrace long ones consistent with your ethic.

I pray this in the name of

our Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ,

who violated destructive religious practices routinely.

I pray this in the name of

the One whom I have promised to follow.

Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 19, 2010 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF MACRINA THE YOUNGER

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