Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shifting Sands

The winds of change blowing
standing on shifting sands
needing to stand for justice
righteousness in those lands

We need to be certain
that the people will know
that our hearts are with them
that it is time for them to go

The dictators, the despots
need to leave the stage
that the time of the people
this is their time, the age

The people will judge us
see us for who we are
will we stand with them now
in this time of crisis

Or will we stand
with their oppressors
standing on
sinking sand

We should fight for justice
a light into this world
remembering we are salt
and these are our neighbors

Worthy of our aid, our help
in this their time of need
standing with the captives
not those in power and greed

February 16, 2011
hearing claim by President Obama yesterday
in a news conference that when history books tell it
we will be seen as being on the right side of history
in how the United States responded
(after driving Erica to school this morning)
February 16, 2011
Post on Twitter by Wael Ghonim
“Our Revolution was like Wikipedia”
February 14, 2011
Post on Twitter by Wael Ghonim
“This is Revolution 2.0: No one was a hero because everyone was a hero.”
February 13, 2011
on the transformations of the last 4 weeks -
all the protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia,
Algeria, Libya, Jordan, Iran, etc.
especially the resignation of Hosni Mubarak
February 11, 2011
and see!/notes/safiyah-fosua/a-prayer-for-the-people-of-egypt-february-3-2011/10150134548244274
A Prayer for the People of Egypt (February 3, 2011)
by Safiyah Fosua
Matthew 5:13-20 (NRSV)
(and Matthew 5:1-12, Beatitudes)
John 6:51 (Call to Worship)
Isaiah 58.6-12 (NRSV)
John 13:34-35 and Ephesians 4:4-6
(“They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”, The Faith We Sing #2223)
Micah 6:8
(“We Are Called”, The Faith We Sing #2172)
Call to Worship (John 6:51)
Prayer of Confession
Prayer of Dedication
Worship Theme: “A Meal for All People”
and sermon, “Salty Christians”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 6, 2011
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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