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Opening Words: “As we gather together this morning

As we gather together this morning,
May we learn to recognize and affirm
The pieces of possibility—
The bits of good—we bring.
May we encourage rather than control;
Love rather than possess;
Enable rather than envy.

Allowing our individual gifts to weave a patchwork of peace:
The soft deep blue of sensitivity and understanding;
The red energy of creativity;
The white heat of convictions;
The risky, fragile green of new growth;
The golden flashes of gratitude;
The warm rose of love.

Each of us is indispensable
If we are to minister to a broken and wounded world.
Together, in our gathered diversity, we form the whole.
So be it.

Source:

1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection

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Last updated on Monday, November 4, 2013.

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