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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

blessing

i'm trying to write a blessing every sunday for our closing at wellspring.
i'm going to try to post them each week.
this past sunday ken spoke on one of the nine places jesus answers the question
about how to get into heaven.
we discussed the samaritan parable and who our neighbor is.
1-14-07
may you be blessed
as you continue to seek out
honesty, and truth, and peace
desiring more than passing, cheap, flippant intimacy.
may you be blessed
as you travel through seas of strangers
desperately wanting to be seen
and not merely passed by
yearning for a touch, a word, a presence.
may you be blessed
as you authentically try to respond
to the God-given wrenching of your gut
making you aware that a need is near
and someone is waiting on your touch, your word, your presence.
may the blessing of a love that transcends indifference and brings reconciliation
be in your heart and in your mind and in your hands
as you travel to and fro-
constantly aware that even now you are surrounded by love.
may you seek, may you be completed, and may you be blessed.
amen.

2 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

Juli, thanks for posting this. i really enjoyed the blessing you wrote. I saw it first on Mark Berry's blog. I would like to point out, though, that the question Jesus was responding to was not 'how to get to heaven.' Thanks again!

4:02 AM  
Blogger KC said...

Soooooo glad you posted this. I'm one who has to hear, see, experience, etc for me to really get it so it will truly be a "blessing" when I get to both hear you speak the words and then read them on your blog.

9:55 AM  

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