In the blindness of our arrogance,
we think that we are free,
yet, so often, we are in chains,
slaves to the satisfaction of our own desires,
and to the pursuit of our own selfish ends.
Our prayer today is that
we may be transformed,
freed, so that we may
live as Christ lived,
and love as he loved,
every moment of our lives
an act of restoration and redemption,
and our faith a witness to
coming of the Kingdom of God,
when the justice of the Father
and the love of the Son,
rule together with the power of the Spirit.
in perfect fullness and harmony.
Let these gifts today be
the first acts of our new lives.