As we have turned to the month of May, we come to our “Earth Month” and find ourselves facing down multiple accountings with racism, both current and past. This May brings us to the 100th year since the most horrendous racial crime in our state's history, as white mobs attacked people in the area of Tulsa where Black citizens were successful and prosperous.
So coming across this prayer by Bruce Sanguin, from If Darwin Prayed, seemed very fitting:
Now, O Compassionate One, we see the error of our ways. Now, O Forgiver of Foolishness, we seek to make amends. Awaken us to a wonder that issues in humility and drops us to our knees. Transform our desire into a burning willingness to reconcile ourselves one with another, to heal our relationship to other species, to see life as pure gift, and to return with an offering of humility to your awaiting arms. Amen.
We seek to reconcile, we seek to make amends. Missions we are on together.
So be it. Jeannie