Not in the unkind word, but in the honest sharing
Not in the act of hatred, but in the moment of caring
Not in the vengeance but in the costly forgiving:
Reconciling God, we find you.
Not in the uncomfortable silence, but in the real peace
Not in the carelessness of our rushing, but in the noticing
Not in the gossip, slander or lies, but in the word of truth, comfort and love:
Christ with us, we find you.
In the act of sitting with those we find hard to like
In the carefully chosen word where we disagree
In the laying down, letting go, moving on, accepting forgiveness:
Holy Spirit, we find you. Amen.