Rwanda Mission— The Journey Begins

by Teresa Sherwood

The daily devotionals for the Rwanda Mission Team are based on the following litany. I invite you to join the team as we share their experiences and the devotional readings that they will be focusing on each day.

A Divine Love For the World

God in the Spirit revealed in Jesus Christ
Calls us by grace
So that they may be one, as we are one,
in divine love for the world.

Today is the day
God cares for the integrity of creation,
Wills the healing and wholeness of all life,
Weeps at the plunder of earth’s goodness.
And so shall we.

Today is the day
God embraces all hues of humanity,
Delights in diversity and difference,
Favors solidarity, transforming strangers into friends,
Contributes to the needs of the saints
Extends hospitality to strangers.
And so shall we.

Today is the day
God cries with the masses of starving people,
Despises growing disparity between rich and poor,
Demands justice for workers in the marketplace.
And so shall we.

Today is the day
God deplores the violence in our homes and streets,
Rebukes the world’s warring madness,
Humbles the powerful and lifts up the lowly.
And so shall we.

Today is the day
God calls for nations and peoples to live in peace,
Celebrates where justice and mercy embrace,
Exults when the wolf grazes with the lamb.
And so shall we.

Today is the day
God brings good news to the poor,
proclaims release to the captives,
gives sight to the blind, and
sets the oppressed free.
And so shall we.