forgive us our trespasses . . . forgive us our blindness toward our neighbor.
As we forgive those who trespass against us . . . help us to forgive those who victimize us. Help us to reflect in spirit, to not grow bitter with age, to forgive the imperfect parents and systems that wounded, cursed, and ignored us.
do not put us to the test ... do not judge us only by whether we have fed the hungry, given clothing to the naked, visited the sick, or tried to mend the systems that victimized the poor. Spare us this test for none of us can stand before your gospel scrutiny. Give us, instead, more days to mend our ways, our selfishness, and our systems.
But deliver us from evil . . . that is, from the blindness that lets us continue to participate in anonymous systems within which we need not see who gets less as we get more. Amen.
St Philip - Pray for us
St Juliana- Pray for us
Blessed Thomas - Pray for us