Blessing - Mountain Sunday

Sending out & blessing—Mountain Sunday in Season of Creation

 

As a volcano bursts through the mountain
and spreads lava over the countryside

May good will burst from us and spill loving kindness
in our communities.

 

As snow melts into channels – scours the runnels –

forms a river, carrying rocks and minerals to the plains below;

as our awareness deepens,

may we be the rich alluvial soil in which

passion for justice grows.

 

As a mountain stream gurgles

over stones and moss and ferns

settling in clear pools,

may we be a place of cool shade and refreshment

for those who need green pasture and still water

 

And for those who need a challenge

may we be the Sherpa to guide and support

the team who set up base camp,
bring provisions and check equipment;

be both enablers and mountaineers.

 

May even our mustard seeds of faith

move obstacles to our living well and loving boldly;

May we be a peak and a vision to aspire to.

 

Go, now, in peace

to act with love towards the universe and all creation

this day and always—

 

So may it be.

 


© Bronwyn Angela White (2009) Wellington, New Zealand

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Come let us gather in this sacred place (call to worship)

Come, let us gather in this sacred place

Knowing every place is sacred

Where we find peace or energy

Where beauty flourishes

Where we share body, mind and heart.

 

Come, let us for this day

Be Mary Magdalene

Living lives that may be misinterpreted

Yet staying loyal to our truth

Healing, leading, loving.

 

Come, let us gather like the women

At an empty tomb

Discovering life anew

From emptiness and transience, reviving joy

Sharing good news.

 

Come, let us worship, venerate, adore –

All that is true and beautiful

Gnostic spirit

Practical faith

The truth in mystery and myth.

 

Come, let us gather in this sacred place

Let us give thanks.

 


© Bronwyn Angela White (2001) Wellington, New Zealand

This work is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License