Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. Worship Holy One, you who set me free, I have no love deeper than you, nor is there one I turn to instead of you.
Wonder Knowing that you are mystery, I hold all my understandings of you lightly, lest they become more real to me than you.
Humility I love you and will not use you: I will not attempt to to claim your power or use my relationship with you to my advantage.
Presence In time's rhythms, I practice presence in the moment, trusting in your grace alone, and resting at times, content in being, not doing.
Gratitude Shaped by a community of faith, I honor all those who have gone ahead of me creating a path of blessing that I may follow.
Compassion I extend kindness and compassion to all living beings and will do nothing to diminish the life or well-being of another.
Faithfulness Grateful for your covenant of steadfast love, I will live in faithful relationships with all, and honor those who trust in me.
Generosity Knowing all I have is yours, I give freely; I will not take or keep unjustly from others, or satisfy myself at another's expense.
Honesty I will speak the truth in love, humbly honoring and respecting others, and speaking of them only as their belovedness warrants.
Simplicity I release myself from my desires, from the illusion that I want what others have, and instead find delight in what is.
Amen. Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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