Monday Prayer: That We Would Have Responsible Hope

May we find our positions strong, if only for a moment.
May we catch a whiff in the air of liberation and deliverance only just beginning to emerge from the shadows,
But may we take it for what it is and nothing more,
May we not get carried away.

May we ever seek justice,
Yet may we stop short of unquenchable severity for our enemies.
May we be firm in our convictions,
Grant us some measure of triumph,
But let us be guarded against being carried away.

May we see this world as it truly is,
But may we glimpse those other worlds in some small measure as well.
May we see ourselves as we truly are,
But may we glimpse that self that just maybe might be.

Amen

Salaam

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