Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Reflection and Renewal: Wheat and Weeds

God, you plant each of us like seeds in the same field and 
together we are nourished and nurtured by the sun.  
We sway in the wind and are refreshed by the rain. 
We are blessed by the knowledge that you want us to 
grow towards what you call us to be.   

When we deprive others of that same opportunity, forgive us.

When we want to uproot those whom we believe do not 
belong in our part of the field,  forgive us.   When we label 
others rather than see them how you do, forgive us.

When we are reluctant to acknowledge that we ourselves 
are a mixture of weeds and wheat, forgive us.  When we are 
afraid to look into the fields of our own lives to see what is 
growing there, forgive us.

So we pray that you will help us to reach out to the uprooted and 
rejected, the lonely and the outcast, and to develop and grow the 
good in ourselves, in others and in the world.