This last week some of us have remembered Jesus being presented in the temple. Soon our readings turn to the calling of disciples. We follow in their footsteps. As we do we are presented, not just with things we should believe, but how we live, the values we should hold.
1 God's commandments link together
justice, mercy, love and grace;
elements to guide the framing
of our laws within this place.
Yet the laws and legal judgments
that we form through human thought,
all too easily diminish
values that the Christ had sought.
2 As we follow in his footsteps
as disciples, let us find,
ways to live in peace together,
ways that bring God's grace to mind;
ways of gracious peaceful living,
that might spread throughout the earth,
ways of God's audacious giving:
let the spirit find new birth.
Andrew E Pratt (born 1948)
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Metre: 8 7 8 7 D
Tune: BETHANY (Smart)