Opening sentences

These beautiful opening sentences remind us to embrace the freedom granted to us in faith. You may wish to use this resource as a Call to worship or a recited prayer.


Sisters and brothers, open your hearts,

For faith has,

And in faith you are set free.

Free, not to mind your words,

But to speak the truth in love.

Free, not to look up at some,

And down at others,

But to look kindly eye-to-eye.

Free, not to close your senses,

But to feel clearly the pain of others,

And to take it to yourself.

So clothe yourself in Christ-

The fashion of the heirs

Of promise.

And praise God.

From Courage To Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community, Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. © 2002 Geoffrey Duncan. Used with permission.

Contributed by Duncan L. Tuck

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