Leader: we come before God with our confession…
Most merciful God,
all: we confess to you, maker of the universe, that we wish to make you small,
men: to make you knowable,
women: to make you understandable
all: we confess that we trust our own reason, beliefs, and thoughts
men: that you would be small enough to fit what we can understand,
women: that you would fit a word, a thought, or an idea
all: but you are bigger than a word,
bigger than a thought,
bigger than an idea,
bigger than anything we would wish to contain you with.
all: forgive us, for we are proud
men: forgive us, for we are small and do not understand
women: forgive us, for we are finite, and you are infinite.
all: give us courage to revel in your mystery,
to trust what we cannot understand,
to follow what we hope and trust.
To you be the glory, now and forever