Jesus, we are quick to sin. You bathe and refresh us, but we act dried out. We quarrel and test God, as they did at Meribah and Massah. We are eager to be judgmental and exclusionary, as we so often are toward the world’s Samaritan women. We cling to categories that keep people labeled as outsider, as other. We are quick to blame you for suffering and neglect to allow the Spirit to transform suffering into hope.
Jesus, Messiah, Rabbi, forgive us. Please. Wash us. Yes.
--David von Schlichten
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