Beyond All Naming (11-20-16 Sermon)


What about the poor?
What about people who are hungry, homeless, mentally ill,
the ones for whom no place is set at our table of abundance?
What about those families, those children,
who flee poverty or war or gangs or rape or threat of death to come here,
who have no place else on this earth to go?
What about our Muslim neighbors?
What about our queer family,
so many beloveds so profoundly at risk?
What about our planet earth?

Spirit of life, beyond all names and naming,
help us to hold what matters most,
and help us hold together.

Bless the food to our use, this Thanksgiving,
and our lives to glad service.

– Rev. Victoria Safford, “Beyond All Naming”
Download 11-20-16-sermon pdf