01 November 2009

praying: on All Saints Day

Mary-born Lord, humble us so that we also might say, "Let it be with me according to your word."

We are tempted to will our way to humility because we just do not trust you with your creation.

Someone has to make this world come out right. Thank you for surrounding us with your saints, whose lives remind us what your work looks like.

Your saints are a funny lot- weird and wonderful. They often make us laugh, Sarah-like, and through laughter we discover humility.

God, it is wonderful to be made a part of your entertainment so that the world might be freed from sin. Amen.

(taken from Dr. Hauerwas' Prayers Plainly Spoken: "Your Saints Are A Funny Lot")

1 comment:

Paul said...

chris do you know this guy from school? stumbled upon this article and thought it was good. http://reconcilers.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/celebrating-%E2%80%9Cgrace-day%E2%80%9D-from-trying-harder-and-doing-more-to-a-culture-of-grace/