God takes us beyond what our minds can imagine
beyond the limits we put on our hearts
knowing that the cosmos and all earth creatures
are brother and sister as St. Francis knew.
The Spirit has us look beyond our borders
to serve all nations with structured relief
to love land, sea and skies, bathing in their mystery
growing lives of harmony, peace and joy.
The teachings of Jesus are radical, demanding
but lead to a new creation
where advocacy for people on the margins is heard
and advocacy to sustain our common home bears fruit.
God gives us music in the sound of waves
wind and the human voice.
Parish hymns proclaim God’s dance of creation
moving forward to the end time in love for all.
Creator God, we pray for the gifts of Harmony, Peace and Joy.
Columban Fr. Charles Rue