Reflection 17th November 2013

O God, forgive our rich nations where small
babies die of cold quite legally.
O God, forgive our rich nation where small
children suffer from hunger quite legally.
O God, forgive our rich nation where toddlers
and school children die from guns sold quite legally.
O God, forgive our rich nation that lets children
be the poorest group of citizens quite legally.
O God, forgive our rich nation that lets the rich
continue to get more at the expense of the poor quite legally.
O God, forgive our rich nation, which thinks security rests
in missiles rather than in mothers, and in bombs rather than babies.
O God, forgive our rich nation for not giving You sufficient
thanks by giving to others their daily bread.
O God, help us never to confuse what is quite legal
with what is just and right in your sight.
(Marian Wright Edelman)

(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)

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