Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Prayer for the Journey to the Village Green

I found this wonderful and timely poem today in my inbox from the Living on Earth 40 day Lenten devotional series. Talk about confirmation! Amen.

We plant seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for God's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the workers.
We are workers, not master builders. We are prophets of a future not our own.
Oscar Romero, Roman Catholic archbishop of El Salvador

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