If there is a church falling down, give me bricks and mortar.
If there is a fight breaking out, give me a voice that sings:
put those weapons down.

If there is a leper, let’s say, and I’m super afraid of lepers,
mostly the leper inside me, let’s say,
the one that makes me afraid and ashamed,
the one that makes me feel unworthy,
give me courage to get off the horse,
and walk towards the leper
and embrace the leper,
knowing the leper too is god’s beloved,
and the leper is also christ-within-me.

If there is a call to prayer, five times a day,
and it is unfamiliar to me,
give me a heart to stop and pray.

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