Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Good Earth! (Literally.)

So, I'm looking through the current issue of the Lutheran Woman Today magazine, preparing for my women's Bible Study that meets tomorrow and uses the Bible Study piece in the magazine.  Rolling my eyes at some of the more egregious political correctness (stop apologizing for translating patri as "Father", etc...), but okay, whatever.  I turned the page, and nearly burst into tears. 

Yeah, I'm not okay with this.  Not.  At.  All.
And we offer our prayers for all in need: May God's peace and healing presence be with all who suffer and those who are weary and in need of rest.  We turn to face north.  We give thanks for the peoples of the north.  A gift of this direction is clarity of vision and a sense of the strength we need to live each day.  Help us to see more clearly your role for us, especially in the healing and care of mother earth, we pray.
Emphasis mine. 

Are you freaking kidding me? 

Words fail me.


Anonymous said...

At least it was prayer for the healing and care of Mother Earth instead of TO Mother Earth.

To be honest, my problem is the generic, "To whom it may concern" addressee. I want something along the line of the God who graciously created and more graciously redeemed this world, as in the prayer for the Creation reading in the Easter Vigil.

Elizabeth of Hungary said...

@Anonymous - Yes, there is always something to be grateful for. :) And that does sound like a beautiful prayer for Easter Vigil.

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