Thought for the Week
'The Bible says that what gives value to you and me is that we are created in the image of God. That is what is intrinsic to who you are and nothing can take that away from you. You are created in the image of God. You are a God carrier. You are God’s representative round here.'
Sharing in Prayer
God of diversity, we thank you that who you are is revealed through your creation - and that this includes each of us in all of our glorious diversity. Forgive us for those times when we make you in our image, and reduce you to an idol of our own construction. Help us instead to see you in others who look and live differently to us. We pray for those of different gender to us, for those of different ethnicity to us, for those of different sexuality to us, for those of different social standing, economic status, and educational background. May we discover you in diversity, and learn to live well and at peace with those who are different to what we call normal. Amen.