Our Witness?

We treat
You falsely,
Lord,
When hate,
judgement
and pride
Fill our streets,
our homes,
our mouths.

We hide this
from ourselves.
Deny they’re
in our hearts.
Deny
this sin
is ours.

We bear
false witness
when we
stay silent,
when we
turn away.

Weep
and cry…
Forgive us
Lord.
Give us
Your heart
for peace,
for wholeness,
restoration.
Help us see
in ourselves
the sin
we decry
in others.
The sin
we think
not ours.
The sin
that keeps
us apart.

May we
Cherish
Your Name,
Honor
Your Name,
Bear
True Witness
to Your Name:

Mercy
Peace
Humility
Healing
Wholeness
Love

Patricia Burlison
©2017

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