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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.
1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection
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