Made in the image of God?

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Made in the image of God? (You, God?)
The Powerful,
strong,
confident with words and money and decisions.

In the image of God? (You God?)
The Broken,
limping,
stuttering,
poor.
Unable to put bread on the table
or string a sentence together
or look you in the eye because she has lost…
Everything and Everyone.

In the image of God?
Born right here!
born over there …
Knowing father, knowing mother.
knowing neither – nor when you were born.

In the image of God?
We breathe the same air
as friends, family and enemies;
They share the same oxygen
as plants, animals and presidents.
You use the same atmosphere
as christians, muslims, Trump and
Bruce who does not know
boundaries or cleanliness
But knows a friendly face,
who did it for the least of these.
In the image of God.

So in silence, breathe a prayer of gratitude
for the God who breathes life into each of us,
and for the air that we all share,
and for all who share that air.
The greatest and

the least of these …

Breathe a prayer of gratitude
for those who serve in our community
those who serve on our committee
those who serve on our behalf ..

those we love, and those we are learning to love.

In the image of God.

Amen

(A reflective prayer to open the 2016 AGM of the Heathmont InterChurch Help – a group of volunteers who feed and clothe “the least” in Outer Eastern Melbourne; with inspiration from @nakedpastor and some bible stuff in Genesis and Matthew’s gospel)

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