Sunday, 29 June 2008

Signs of the kingdom - Mayenziwe

For 10 days we have been singing Mayenziwe 'ntando yakho as a response at our lunchtime prayers of lamentation for Zimbabwe in the chapel at work. The three words of the song simply mean "your will be done" but late in the week a colleague from Malawi who like me was humming the song at the salad bar mentioned that the the word 'ntando is used to translate both will and love - "Your love be done".
This revealed something to me about the mystery of what God wants, what God wills, for the world and for each individual. God's will is completely about love. When I pray for the kingdom it is actually prayer for God's love to abound.