Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Merciful God,

This day marks the end of the war
that was to be the last.
That we thought it so was just
another sign of our arrogance.

We use this day now
to give thanks for
those who have served.

And as we remember them,
let us not do so
through the eyes of the world,
which values only
security,
power,
and wealth.

Let us look instead
through the eyes of
the Crucified One,
who looks upon us
with
humility,
sacrifice,
and love.

For it is only then
that we understand
the cost borne
by those who have
“No greater love
than this.”

Amen

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