Sunday, June 13, 2010

disruptively holy

Today's Gospel reading is from Luke 7 - the story of the woman who showed great love towards Jesus by bathing his feet with her tears, followed by drying them with her hair.  Can you imagine such a disruptively holy scene?

The following prayer is from Episcopal Cafe, Speaking to the Soul by Vicki K. Black.

"Lord, remind me who I am.
When others tell me I am nothing,
Remind me that I have been made in God’s image.
When my body has been used and abused,
Remind me that I am the temple of your Holy Spirit. . . .
When people tell me that I will never amount to anything,
Remind me that I am crowned with your glory and honor. . . .

When I cannot see any way ahead,
Remind me that I carry your light within me.
When I am afraid or confused,
Remind me that I have your power, your love and your sanity.
When I feel of no use and no worth,
Remind me that I am precious to you, that you call me your beloved. . . .

When I forget who I am,
Call me by my name."

From “When I Need Reminding” by Christina Rees, quoted in Lifting Women’s Voices: Prayers to Change the World edited by Margaret Rose, Jenny Te Paa, Jeanne Person, and Abagail Nelson. Copyright © 2009. Used by permission of Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

artwork from here


Jan said...

I needed this reminder. Thank you.

E. said...

thank you, Roberta; this speaks to me.


Brad said...

Roberta, well chosen. Only thing I'd add is - Always and everywhere help me know that you are in me and I in you, without separation.
Blessings - Brad

Evelyn said...

Thank you for sharing this prayer, Roberta!

This Gospel reading is one of my favorites. "Disruptively holy", for sure.

ROBERTA said...

and thank you for sharing the correct spelling of "disruptively"!!! LOL...

Evelyn said...

LOL, Roberta......... I hadn't noticed!