Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Advent, Day 11: Children of stones

Today's reading: Matthew 3:1-12

God,
raise us up to be children
of the stones

let us not presume ourselves to be
the righteous ones
just because we're the regular attenders,
or the brightest scholars,
or the rule-followers,
or the law-makers,
or even because we're the progeny of
the faithful

remind us that our
religious ancestry alone
does not clinch our belonging,
but is the foundation
upon which we must build
if we desire to be counted
among the stars in the sky
among the grains of sand

God,
raise us up to be children
of the stones

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