Grace to those whom Christ has honoured

A grace written for the work Christmas party…

Grace to those whom Christ has honoured
by his presence on the earth

Grace to those who, singing, praying,
inch the world from death to birth

Grace to those who daily love him
loving all with every breath

Grace to those who daily fail him
grace for shame and grace for faith

Grace for those with food before them
Grace for those who go without

Grace to those whose silent hunger
gnaws them from the inside out

Grace for those who daily wonder
how they’ll ever make it through

Grace to those who can’t help ask
can anything be Good or New?

Grace for those whose greed insures them
against the prior claims of love

Grace for those whose need ensures
their arms are open wide enough

Grace from God who chose the table
as the place to make his friends

Grace from God that makes us able
to taste the peace
embrace the stranger
be the people
Jesus sends…

Thanks for the food, God. Amen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s