We are part of a movement

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We are part of a movement.

When we look back, we see saints, prophets, matriarchs & patriarchs, dissidents and activists, peace-makers, history-makers and home-makers. We see faithful people responding to the fears of their time.

We are part of a movement.

When we look below us we see the Earth, Creation, our world. It is a place full of life and creativity! But our footstep is heavy and our world is suffering. Our place in the web is growing tenuous. As we open our eyes to see the truth, help us recall our kinship to all creation.

We are part of a movement.

When we look around we see each other. The people to your left and right are your comrades, your community, your colleagues and co-conspirators. Each of us has a gift to share. Each of us has a need to be met. In our communion of purpose, let us remind each other that we are all made in God’s Image.

We are part of a movement.

When we look ahead, we look together. We see challenge, adversity, and much work. We also see grace to do, grace to be, and grace to become.

[Name], we are grateful that you will be part of our community. We will endeavour to support you in your peacemaking ministry. We will pray with you and work with you. We are part of a movement. Amen.

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