Homegrown Prayer—Day 25: June 25

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Homegrown Prayer—Day 25: June 25

Written by: Julia Smolucha

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

Emails. Video conference calls. Online orders. Text messages. Contact-free delivery. Behind every electronic interaction is a person. People. Communities. A multitude of workers of every nation and walk of life.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu—South African theologian and human rights activist—says, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Physical distancing keeps us apart, and this pandemic has furthered our reliance on electronic communication which has the capacity to erase the human-centered aspects of our person-to-person interactions. I wonder what it might look like to hold onto Tutu’s words as you think of all those with whom you interact today.

God, open our ears to Tutu’s wisdom.

Let us pray:

My humanity is bound up in yours, 
for we can only be human together.
Amen.
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu, b. 1931

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