Dear Ones,

As we approach the election next week, placing so much of our hope and hopelessness into one moment, I have been praying a litany from Britney Winn Lee’s book Rally. It is the litany for Making It Through Together, All Shall Be Well. I offer it to you – that no matter what happens next…

… it cannot stop the sun from rising
Or grace from being free.
It cannot contain the abundant creativity
That explodes amid limitations.
God is with us.
Loss cannot restrain the helpers
From meeting the needs of neighbors.
Pain will not keep the people from singing
Or the grass from growing again.
God is with us.
Every ounce of chaos couldn’t kill the bravery
We learned was inside of us.
And no new normal can steal the memories
That taught us how to love.
God is with us.
This moment, no matter how dark or
how long,
Can’t make us belong to one another less.
And not one single thing in all creation
Can separate us from God’s love.
God is with us.
All shall be well, love has not failed.
We’ll make it through together.
All shall be well, love will not fail.
We’ll make it through together.
All shall be well, love cannot fail.
We’ll make it through together. Amen.

Faithfully,
Chris+

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