Daily Worship

Cosmic teamwork

July 13, 2019 1
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Luke 10: 1-9 (NRSVA)

1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2 He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. 3 Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” 6 And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. 7 Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; 9 cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

You are Alpha and Omega

— Beginning and End — 

Lord of All.

In you we find ourselves

and one another.

Show us the teammates 

that we miss and dismiss 

omit and ignore —

and all the ones we have forgotten, misplaced or taken for granted.

When we are keen to strike out on our own

— looking behind us, over our shoulder

and forward, jutting our chins towards an uncertain future —

pull us up and show us those who labour beside us.

Let us share the task

and share in the delight

as coordinates in a constellation

as dazzling parts of a cosmic teamwork

playing off one another.

Help us in our pairs, couples, partnerships, collaborations, exchanges and unexpected encounters.

The harvest is plentiful 

lead us to labour together.

Amen. Amen. Amen.