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Judging by various conversations that I’ve been having, I’m not alone in feeling increasingly concerned by the rhetoric of building walls, putting those we describe as ‘us’ first, segregating people by religion, and the damning of journalists and judges that we have seen in aspects of world affairs in recent months. None of this chimes with the values of the Kingdom.
News events tend to draw out different aspects of the liturgy for me. It might be a verse in a psalm, or words in a Collect, that have a particular resonance. At present, a prayer at the heart of the Eucharist has taken on a yearning desire:
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.