O god whose face changes– Bronwyn Angela White, Aotearoa New Zealand

O god whose face changes as we move and learn and change, whose image becomes less like ours, and more like that of the stranger we treat as a friend;

O god who we create from the sum of all we know that is wonderful, generous, true and wise, may we see ourselves in the god-ness of others, and ourselves in their image of you.

May we see the face of our sister and brother in those whose only tie is that of common humanity, even when we feel dead inside; even strung out, crossed, in exile and pain, may we see the risen Christ in the dance of another, in the leap of faith, in the falling rain.

Oh god who changes through time, who appeared to Eve and Ruth and Sara, to Jacob and Moses and Saul, in different guises, in wind and fire, in storm and in stranger, in chariots of fire and still small voice of the desert; whose names are numerous and whose voices are many:

Be in the food we share, the water we spill, the wine we pour.

So may it be. Amen.

Bronwyn’s writings are free to use  licensed under  the NZ Creative Commons License which means ‘anyone can use, adapt and share my writing, with acknowledgement’ without the restrictions of copyright.

More of her liturgical writing is available on her website ‘Words of spirit and faith‘ which includes ‘liturgy for faith communities or personal reflection, created for southern hemisphere, south pacific & specifically kiwi celebrations and seasons.’