in spite of us

Things that make me want to have faith:
the idea that a resurrected life isn’t blemish free:
it bears witness to the world’s wounds.

This is for the prison this afternoon.

In spite of our doubts,
may we recognise you in our midst:
wounded, bloody, and resurrected

in spite of our doubts,
may we know when we come face to face
with the love that is greater than all deaths

in spite of our doubts,
may we reach out to touch the wounds of the world’s pain
trusting that when grace and love surround them
they will become part of Christ’s resurrected body.

and in spite of our doubts,
may we live as though we are, too.