A Prayer to See Others As God Sees Them   Leave a comment

Above:  The Good Samaritan, by Rembrandt

Image in the Public Domain

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Embracing God,

you show no partiality in the sense we humans do.

All people who follow you are acceptable to you,

regardless of human-imposed labels.

Yet we, in our sinfulness,

insist on such destructive and judgmental standards.

Forgive us, I pray, and transform our vision,

so that we will, like you,

look inwardly, not superficially.

May we drop our self-defensive religious practices,

which serve to harm and denigrate others,

and embrace long ones consistent with your ethic.

I pray this in the name of

our Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ,

who violated destructive religious practices routinely.

I pray this in the name of

the One whom I have promised to follow.

Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 19, 2010 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF MACRINA THE YOUNGER

Published Originally at GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR on July 19, 2010

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Posted November 14, 2010 by neatnik2009 in 2017, 2018, Poetry and Prayers

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