Over 22 Days from May 31st through to National Aboriginal Day on June 21st the Parish of Huntley rang its church bells 1181 times, planted hearts, prayed, walked, and learned about the Truth & Reconciliation Commissions work and call to Canadians to continue the journey of justice for aboriginal peoples in the country.
I leave you with this prayer:
A Prayer for Reconciliation
Holy One, Creator of all that is, seen and unseen, of story and of song, of heartbeat and of tears, of bodies, souls, voices and all relations: you are the God
Holy One, Creator of all that is, seen and unseen, of story and of song, of heartbeat and of tears, of bodies, souls, voices and all relations:
You are the God of all truth and the way of all reconciliation.
Uphold with your love and compassion all who opened their lives in the sacred sharing of their stories with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Breathe in us the grace to trust in your loving forgiveness, that we may face our histories with courage.
Touch us through the holy gifts of the witness of the Commissions work and those who have contributed to its efforts, that those who speak and those who listen may behold your own redeeming presence.
Guide us with holy wisdom to enter through the gates of remorse that our feet may walk gently and firmly on the way of justice and healing.