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Lord, help us do everything out of love of You.


(Introductory Prayers)
 


THE GOSPEL
Luke 9:51-62


Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests.

Jesus, when you say, “Follow me,”
you ask so much from us.
You ask us for

everything.

Please deepen our trust.

 Let us
pack our bags lightly
 then go where you call us.

Loosen our untold attachments,
and whatever fastens us
to our safe
spots.

There is
no fear when you are here.

Let us lay our heads
 where you lay
yours.


THE FIRST READING

1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21

He used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh, and gave it to his people to eat. Then Elisha left and followed Elijah as his attendant.

Elisha
left his fields
to follow the prophet.
 
James
 and John
let go of their nets
so they could follow Jesus.

When you call us, in our
day to day lives,  
help us leave
plowing &
fishing

and come
follow
  you. 


THE SECOND READING

Galatians 5:1, 13-18

The whole law is fulfilled on one statement, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Christ
are you saying
that in giving we receive?

That
we are set free
when you knock down
the walls of our enclosed selves?

Please say it loudly.
Again and
again.

Let us love our neighbor
as you love
us.

Anne Osdieck           

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