Saturday, 13 February 2010

Loving enemies

On Friday Hielke Wolters led morning prayer with a reflection on loving our enemies to close the week of reflections on love preceding Valentine's day which colleagues from the Benelux countries had prepared. It was a powerful moment of listening and silence. How do we love our neighbours if we live within a closed group? Even more, how do we love our enemies?
Hielke used prayers inspired by Francis Brienen who worked with CWM for a number of years and is currently working at the URC.
You can find the order here.
I particularly liked this:

Help us to be faithful to your calling.
Give us wisdom and insight to discern your voice.
Give us patience and humility to work with others.
Give us courage and strength when we feel overwhelmed
by the tasks before us.