where all is made new

I’m leading a workshop tomorrow for Anglican prison chaplains…

welcome to worship

there are those who say that this is a cop-out –
an avoidance of reality
an escape from responsibility
and a denial of the truth.

They can’t know the courage it takes
to come here today,
to face the parts of ourselves we’d rather deny,
the things we’ve said and done that have hurt and destroyed;

to imagine a life
and a world
where all is made new.

welcome to this time and space
where we dare to hope the impossible can happen
and we pray for courage to believe it just might today.