christmas blessing

the benediction for worship in Port Phillip Prison on Christmas Day

The story tells us
that it’s those who wait in the world’s shadows
who are the first to know the story of the Christ-child
born into darkness,
bringing great light.

So leave here today
– you who know shadows
and trust the promise of light –
to be carriers of the rumour of peace
and the truth of love.

Pray for the justice another is waiting for,
and speak of the hope another needs to breathe.

And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all

amen.

[I won’t be blogging again until after christmas… may yours come with peace…]