Election day

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.

                  Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.

No matter what choices we make today, what wisdom or folly we give authority, what greed or compassion we give voice, what prophets or scoundrels we give power, no matter who wins and loses, God is at work in the world, and the world belongs wholly to God.

Our work and our choices matter, and God uses them as a master uses tools; but God also has far greater, unseen powers, at work in the world beyond our knowing, before whom all our laws and leaders are puny. Whatever dreams or fears we empower today it will not be enough: we have neither saved nor ended the world. Grace will abide; and the work will go on: the gentle man with holes in his hands will continue to feed the hungry and heal the sick and tear down the scaffolding of evil, will continue to die with the outcast and rise with healing in his wings and his children in his arms, and will continue to call his laborers into the field to lay their hands on the great harvest of life.

Make your choices today, and cry out with the voice of peace and mercy. And trust that greater by far than all our human triumphs and suffering, greater than our nations and the walls be build around them is the Realm of one whose power and glory is infinite, the steady, healing hand of One whose very name is Love.

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve ______________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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