Blessed are the…

by Christine Sine

Here is a beautiful liturgy that Kathy Escobar who spoke at our conference The New Conspirators, early this year, shared on her blog The Carnival in My Head, yesterday.  I love liturgy and as you know have been very drawn to writing my own as a way to deepen my sense of connection between my faith and everyday life.  One of my pet peaves is that so much of the liturgy we use has no sense of connection to the world we live in.  Kathy’s however is very much connected.  Read the entire liturgy

In the spirit of upside-downness & inside outness & the beatitudes & how much i love them, i thought i’d share the closing liturgy that my friend christa & i wrote together for our current sunday evening conversations  focused on the sermon on the mount.  may Jesus’ words sink deeply into our hearts, our hands, our feet, our minds:

blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

God, we need you.

we’re at the end of our rope. we can’t do it.

without you, we’re empty, un-filled.

God, help us realize how much we need you.

blessed are those who mourn,  for they will be comforted.

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