The family of God

Moving beyond division and embracing our differences helps us connect with our sisters and brothers. You may wish to recite this in your worshipping community or simply offer it as a prayer.


As the family of God,

we affirm that this is the place where we have no prejudice.

Under God, here we may be mothers, fathers, and children,

beyond the limits of genes and blood.

Here we are children

called to love as God loves:

as mothers would care for their own;

as fathers would protect their own.

Here, it is not our blood which holds us apart,

but the blood of Jesus which draws us together.

Here is our fulfillment, as we follow the one

who has mothered and fathered us.

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

Contributed by Duncan L. Tuck

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