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Words can Destroy by Raymond A. Foss
Far too often
we believe the lie of the sing song
that sticks and stones will break us
but words will never hurt us

Far too often
whether on the playground
the halls of power
even in church

Words can destroy
tear down our neighbors
sowing division
starting a schism

All of us called
to be lights to the nations
shining light in the darkness
to the ends of the earth

That light is Love
the fact of Jesus
God come down
walking the earth

He modeled love
servanthood, compassion
he chose the cross
to see us free from sin

He did not destroy
Christ offered forgiveness
even on the cross
a prayer to almighty God

We should lift up
carrying His message
then we would truly be light
to pierce the darkness of this world

January 17, 2011
The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2011
Isaiah 9:1-4
Upper Room Disciplines for 2011
for January 17 to 23, 2011
“Carrying God’s Light”
by Cathie McFadden
for January 17, 2011
read January 17, 2011
Isaiah 6:1-8
Isaiah 49:1-7
John 1:29-42
Worship Theme: “Called by God to . . .”
and sermon, “A Light to the Nations”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
January 16, 2011
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Human Relations Sunday

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