Confession of Dust

leader: We are dust

all: and to dust we will return.

leader: let us come before God in our dusty bodies, confessing our need to wake up.
silence

 

leader: we have become dusty,

all: holding still for too long.
leader: we are covered in dust

all: from standing when we could be walking.

 

leader: we are covered in dust

all: dust of all the stuff we have done

and stuff we should not do.

 

leader: we come to shake the dust

to shake off that which covers us,

our apathy, our reluctance, our pitiful fear that perhaps we are actually more than we seem.

 

all: sweep us clean and we will be clean.

shake us and we will be fresh.

wipe off everything that covers us so that we can be new again.

 

leader: but it doesn’t end there

all: true. so very true.

leader: then wake us up, get us up, shake us off that we can shake the tree of this world. Give us courage to believe a better way.

all: I believe in a better way.

 

leader: we are dust

all: and to dust we will return

leader: but we are also so much more.

all: we believe. AMEN.

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