Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Reflection and Renewal: Turn Our Hearts Towards Love


You ask us to love others as we love ourselves.

But often our hearts are consumed with selfish gain, our eyes are busy looking for the next possession
or material comfort to chase after -- and our hands push people away.

Turn our hearts toward love for others.  Turn our eyes toward your presence, your action, within us and around us. Turn our hands to welcome the stranger, the outcast, the enemy.

Forgive us for when we ignore or shun you in the form of others.

Keep us on the path of your kingdom that set things right, that renews and restores life.