The struggles of our world feel overwhelming, Jesus;
beyond our ability to understand, let alone solve.
We do not have the capacity
to silence the justifications,
to heal the addictions,
to restore the brokenness,
to repair the destruction,
or to reverse the trajectories
of our self-centred, short-sighted weakness,
our heartless, dehumanising aggression.
But, we do not face these struggles alone, Jesus;
You have aligned yourself with us,
in taking on flesh,
in going through the waters,
in laying down your life;
And you have invited us to partner with you,
in proclaiming Good News,
in freeing the imprisoned,
in restoring the broken,
in uniting the divided;
And you have given us the capacity,
the divine Spirit,
to be co-workers with God.
For this, we are eternally grateful.