Your love, O God,

is an active love:





Your love, O God,

is seen in what you do, not just in what you say:

in the blessing of children,

in the meals with outcasts,

in the touching of the untouchable,

in your presence,

and your self-giving,

in your opening of the way to life

to all who will come;


And your love, O God,

is expressed through people like us:

as we share our wealth in simplicity and generosity;

as we share wholeness in care and healing

of the sick and broken;

as we share hospitality by being truly present

to the lonely, the imprisoned and the marginalised;

as we share peace in kindness, listening and acceptance

with those who challenge us, confront us and threaten us.


As you have loved us in incarnate action, O God,

may we learn to be little incarnations

through whom your love is expressed and experienced

in action.