Confession of Love

all: Holy God, we confess that we have loved.

leader: we have loved

all: ourselves. Above all, ourselves.

 

leader: we have loved,

all: ourselves more than our neighbors, our enemies, the stranger, the widow, the orphan, the poor.

 

leader: we have loved

all: our stuff, our trinkets, our luxuries at the expense of the tiny hands making them.

 

leader: we have loved

all: our time, our precious moments, giving them away to things that do not last, on trivial things at the expense of those things that deserve my attention.

 

leader: we have loved

all: ourselves more than you. The one thing you want and we withhold it and demand a prize for our attention. It’s the one thing you want and we wait for you to prove it’s worth it.

 

leader: forgive us.

all: we are fools.
leader: forgive us.

all: we know not what we do.

 

leader: forgive us then teach and inspire us

all: to love you so much we cannot help but love others,

to love you so much, we cannot wait to serve others.

 

leader: in the mercy of your holy name we pray.

all: amen.

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