Common Ground
The Case for Civility and the Search for Common Good

A Blessing for Explosive Times

Nonnoe - only one life
God of hope in the midst of explosive sounds around us, may we refuse to be broken by breaking news. 

May we only be broken by Your tender touch upon our hearts and the brokenness of those for whom You are broken.

In our own brokenness, may we not be shaken.

As we are dismantled by time and circumstance, may we be reassembled as a people who are useful in your mission of healing and grace.

May we remain pliable and reliable, gracious and sweet even when the world around us is filled with bitterness and the stench of decay.

We would be all that we can be and more that Your reputation for putting people together would continue to be a testament of grace and possibility.


May we live for You.