This litany is inspired by this week’s Lectionary reading from the Gospel of Mark.
God, many of us don’t think we have much to offer.
We discount our gifts, creativity, or abilities;
Or we have trauma that keeps us from offering,
Or we don’t trust ourselves.
But we know that you see us and are inviting us to give,
No matter how small the gift.
We know that you accept us,
Even our two-bit gifts,
Our poverty of heart;
Because you are abundantly loving,
And we know that when we offer up ourselves,
You make miracles with what we’ve offered -
Water becomes wine (1),
Loaves and fishes become food for thousands (2),
Streams flow in deserts (3).
No gift is too small in your eyes,
No start is too humble,
No moment too late,
No effort unseen.
The smallest seed becomes the largest tree.
The most ordinary generosity changes the world.
So, we offer to you our mites and bits
And ask for them to be enlarged,
That you would expand our efforts and our seeing
So that we may be part of the transformation.