it is not difficult to play the game of holier than thou.
In a season that would unite all people in the hope of your coming Kin-Dom
we use our own beliefs to choose and mantain enemies.
In a season that would unite all people in the promise of your peace
we are at war, within ourslves, and with those different from us.
Help us to find ways to make and grow relationships that are
based in your love
fostered by your justice
transformed by your mercy and compassion.
May equality with equity be the gift you bring to us in Advent.
May healing and wellness be yoiur gift to all this Christmas.
For we pray as your people with the yearning of our heart and hearts
that your Kin-Dom come, your will be done;
here and now
on earth as it is in heaven.
Blessed are you, O God,
and blessed is your Kin-dom forevermore.