Saturday, July 10, 2021

July 10--Experiment!

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. 
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Experiment = practice. Over and over, day after day. The more we practice, the better. And no, practice does not make perfect. There's no such thing as perfect, at least in human terms.
    The following is a version of the Lord's Prayer I read this morning in Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation from the Center for Action and Contemplation. It comes from the Anglican Church of New Zealand, "which both honors and reflects indigenous Maori culture." 

Eternal Spirit,
Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples
of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom
sustain our hope and come on earth.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
now and for ever. Amen.

    I really like this version. Experiment with it. 
Rainbow Walking Water Experiment

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