Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Thanksgiving Litany by Rita Lucey ARCWP


(Inspired by essays of Puerto Rican school children in New York City, published by the foundation for Change)
L. We thank you God
P. We thank you, God, for who we are
L. Some of us look like the people who lived here long ago, so close to this land that their 
arrival is not recorded.
P. We thank you, God, for who we are
L. Some of look like the Spanish, who came in big ships. They took the land from the 
Indians, and thought it was theirs.
P. We thank you, God, for who we are
L. Some of look like the English, who also came in big ships. They took the land from the 
Indians and the Spanish, and thought it was theirs.
P. We thank you, God, for who we are
L. Some of look like the Africans, who also came in big ships. They did not choose to 
come, and they had no land and no freedom.
P. We thank you, God, for who we are
L. Some of us look like the Asians, who came in big ships across the other ocean. They 
came looking for work and freedom, and many found discrimination and injustice.
P. We thank you, God, for who we are
L. All of us are different. No two of us look exactly alike. But we are all in the image of 
God, who came to earth that we might be one.
P. We thank you, God, for who we are, and we pray that you show us what we are to be. 
Amen

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