Sending out of the children — Dorothy McRae-McMahon

We send you out to learn
That God loves the world
And all its people
And that God loves you. We
Amen.

 

We send you out together
As our loved children
To learn, to play,
And as part
Of the family of God.
Amen.

In the ritual, we give dignity to the human journey and name it as truly significant before our God.

Dorothy McRae-McMahon, Liturgies for the journey of Life, page ix

From Liturgies for the journey of Life (pages 4 and 9, respectively), by Dorothy McRae-McMahon