“For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son….” John 3:16
God, you loved this world so much
that you sent your own son, Jesus Christ
to live and die among us,
in order that we might have life.
Forgive us for keeping that abundant life to ourselves,
for jealously hoarding your generous gifts,
for choosing self-interest over compassion and justice.
Teach us what it means to live as children of the light,
generously sharing your abundance
with our brothers and sisters in need. Amen.
— Christine Longhurst, posted on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank website.
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