God, you ask us to lean on each other to broaden our thinking and open our hearts. Your strong values of inclusion and forgiveness are counterintuitive to much of what makes us tick. We are safer with others who are like us, or so we think.
But you, God, continue to invite us to grow, to become more than mere instinct, to be open to your abundance and trust that your grace and provision will be sufficient. You ask us to let you be God. Of course, there are siren songs that sing to us powerfully – promises of wealth and ease, control and acceptance, security, and clarity. They sing to us all day long. But you, God, call us by name. Unlike the siren songs, you know us and promise to love us, just as we are. You invite us into the abundance of your imagination and promise to walk with us as we explore.
This is excerpted from “Releasing Our Grip, Taking Your Hand” by Catherine Malotky in the November 2018 Gather Magazine.
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