13  December  2016

When the darkness of this world is past, may Christ the Morning Star, bring to all God's saints the promise of the light of life that opens into everlasting day. Amen. 

The Venerable Bede (c. 673-735)

 

For freedom Christ has set us free;
for freedom to love and to be loved,
for freedom to grow and discover.
Freedom to learn,
freedom to thrive,
freedom to laugh,
freedom to play.

For freedom Christ has set us free.
We will not submit again to slavery;
to the slavery of prejudice and hatred,
the slavery of hunger and deprivation,
the slavery of privilege,
the slavery of repression,
the slavery of terror,
the slavery of greed,
the slavery of empty ritual.

For freedom Christ has set us free;
we will not submit again to slavery. Amen.

Ruth Gee, Darlington District Chair

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