it’s changed our death forever

We have gathered together
because we’re people who have heard a rumor
that there’s life to be found on the other side of death.

We’re here because just the rumour is enough to bring a breath of hope
and just the hope is enough to bring a moment of life.

We’re here because even though it is only a rumour, a breath, a moment,
it’s changed our death forever.

Welcome to worship.

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You’d never end the story by turning us away
so why do we live as if we could do something that will stop you loving us?

You’d never end the story giving up waiting for us
so why do we live in fear of wearing out your patience?

You’d never end the story with a litany of our sins
so why do we live as though you see us only with eyes of judgement?

You’d never end the story giving us one last warning
so why do we live in fear that your goodwill will run out?

You’d never end the story not recognising us
so why do we live thinking you don’t know the shape of our souls?

You’d never end the story with outpourings of anger
so why do we live in fear of incurring your wrath?

You’d never end the story by taking us back as servants
so why do we live as though there are limits on your grace?

You’d never end the story slamming a door in our face
so why do we live in fear of your rejection?

You’d never end the story with anything but love
so why do we live as though our story might end with anything but love?

http://alternative.victas.uca.org.au/index.php/2007/03/16/a-rumour/

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