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A Clarion Invitation to Hope by Raymond A. Foss
Our words, as a people, repeated, enunciated,
emphasized for friend, for foe alike
the preambles of our sacred texts,
the Declaration of Independence,
the Constitution of these United States,
the Emancipation Proclamation too,
These words of power, of freedom, of liberty
are the words of Paul,
that oppressor turned prophet
here and elsewhere in Your Holy Word,
the words of live that inspired, imbued
the creation of this nation,
held together through war, through strife,
through Great Depression, flood, storm,
through earthquake and conflict
Being the chance for freedom, the place of refuge
the fruits of the spirit, if we will set aside
the ego, the id, the flesh
If we will choose more wisely
and fulfill the promise in our words,
our corporate words as a people,
echoing his words in the holy scriptures.

July 1, 2007 14:46
inspired by the sermon by the Reverend Lori Eldredge,
“The Pursuit of Freedom: License of Liberty”,
based on Galatians 5:1 & Galatians 5:13-25,
7/1/07, Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH

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