This Passion Sunday
we think of those who’ve lost the passion
from their lives.
We hold in our hearts
the discouraged and depressed
all those with mental illnesses
those too unwell or weary to love themselves.
We think of those who’re anxious
about people they love;
those for whom the hardest thing may be
to learn that sometimes
there’s nothing you can do
except be there…
we give thanks for life
brief as the grass, and for life everlasting.
We hold in our hearts all who mourn the loss of loved ones
through broken relationships
the grief of personalities distorted by ill-health
and especially those bereaved by death.
We give thanks for the life of our loved ones
and all creation.
May our lives become the story of what happens
when the aching pain of weakness and defeat
is met by love, generosity and hope.
© Bronwyn Angela White (2008)—
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