THERE IS MISSION*

Wherever hearts overflow with the love of God and joy-filled voices sing God’s praise:

ALL:  There is Mission

Wherever hearts break and tears flow and people bend beneath heavy burdens:

ALL:  There is Mission

Wherever hearts open to invite in strangers and enemies no less than neighbors:

ALL:  There is Mission

Wherever hearts cry out for justice and peace and dream of a far better world

ALL:  There is Mission

Wherever borders dissolve and walls collapse until all become sisters and brothers:

ALL:  There is Mission

Wherever the Reign of God calls people to leave what is and sacrifice all for what is yet to be:

ALL:  There is Mission

Where our hearts are called in this moment to name those places in need of justice and peace:

EACH NAMES A PLACE ALOUD AND AFTER ALL PLACES HAVE BEEN NAMED ALL RESPOND TOGETHER:  There is Mission

LEADER:  Then let us go forth as living signs of that mission, agents of that Mission, witnesses of that Mission until, consumed by that Mission, we set the world alight with God’s love.  Amen.

*from “There is Mission” Photo Meditation by Fr. Joe Veneroso, MM