No one can take them out of my hand.
let us hear you
in the beauty of our world,
in your poor, and in one another,
on the rocky and rough roads we travel.
Please pick us up
when our legs can walk no more.
Pull us from the brambles that snarl us:
climate, racism, divisions, Ukranian suffering.
Carry all our brothers and
sisters to safety.
hold us close,
Speak to our
THE FIRST READING
Acts 13:14, 43-52
I have made you a light to the Gentiles.
Let us carry your light, your tidings, your beauty, your delight
to every nation, to every people who hunger for true life.
Transform us into love every moment of our being:
in how we live, what we do, for whom we care;
every one of our days, every season,
throughout all our years
till the end of
THE SECOND READING
Revelation 7:9, 14b-17
They will not hunger or thirst anymore,
nor will the sun or any heat strike them.
Gandhi, Oscar Romero:
they knew your hunger and thirst,
as you filled the hearts of each poor one
throughout this world.
They are the
upon every face.
Let us love you
lay down our
lives for our friends.