My mother-in-law, Gabrielle Donnay,
an eminent scientistwho arrived in the
US at 17, a refugee from Nazi Germany
Not many of you were wise by human standards,
not many were powerful,
not many were of noble birth.
Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise,
and God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,
and God chose the lowly and despised of the world,
those who count for nothing,
to reduce to nothing those who are something,
so that no human being might boast before God.
It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus,
who became for us wisdom from God,
as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,
so that, as it is written,
"Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord."
For justice: for those whose rights have been ignored, for those whose lives are threatened, for the oppressed and the vulnerable, we pray…
For the strangers among us: for refugees, for immigrants, …we pray
For the hungry, the homeless, the imprisoned…we pray
For the courage to be faithful to the truth...we pray
For humilty...we pray…
Prayers of the faithful. Written on Wednesday night. #HolySpirit