05 Aug Sermon Snap Shot August 4, 2019
The last prayer shared during today’s worship service as we lamented the events of the last 24 hours and wrestled with the question, “Now, what are we going to do about it?”:
A Vision of Hope
We pray that someday an arrow will be broken, not in something or someone, but by each of humankind, to indicate peace, not violence.
Someday, oneness with creation, rather than domination over creation, will be the goal to be respected.
Someday fearlessness to love and make a difference
will be experienced by all people. Then the eagle* will carry our prayer for peace and love, and the people of the red, white, yellow, brown and black communities can sit in the same circle together to communicate in love and experience the presence of the Great Mystery in their midst.
Someday can be today for you and me. Amen.
Wanda Lawrence, Chippewa, 20th century
From the UMC Book of Worship. An eagle* in the Native American tradition is often a carrier of prayer.
From Sunday August 4, Worship Service
Pastor, Waters Edge UMC
Lady’s Island, SC