Our Unity When The World Spins

April 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

The short Psalm 133, where God’s blessing comes when brothers live together in unity, reminds me of the following part from a Walter Brueggemann prayer shortly after 9/11:

When the world spins crazy, spins wild and out of control, spins toward rage and hate and violence, spins beyond our wisdom and nearly beyond our faith, When the world spins to chaos as it does now among us… We are glad for sobering roots that provide ballast in the storm.  So we thank you for our footage in communities of faith, for many fathers and mothers who have believed and trusted as firm witnesses to us, for their many stories of wonder, awe, and healing…  And when we meet you hiddenly, we find the spin not so unnerving, because from you the world again has a chance for life and sense and wholeness.  We pray midst the spinning, not yet unnerved, but waiting and watching and listening, for you are the truth that contains all our spin.  Amen.

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