Forgive Us and Enable Us

You call us to love
as you love,
care as you care,
seek justice,
mercy and truth
in a world that has yet to feel
the warmth of your embrace.

But we fail to heed your call,
draw back from those in need,
say nothing when we see
injustice.
Become invisible.

Forgive us, you whose love
is better than life,
you whose Grace extends to all.

Forgive us, and enable us
to be the people we could be,
that your name might be
on the lips of all people.
Amen.