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Reader Just when life seems cosy
and comfortably predictable
ALL ANGELS APPEAR UNEXPECTEDLY
AND POINT US IN DIRECTIONS
WE WOULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN
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Reader Just when we have reached the point
of comforting assurance in our respectability
ALL ANGELS APPEAR UNEXPECTEDLY
AND POSE UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS
WE WOULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN TO FACE!
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Reader And when we have followed the pointings of angels
and answered their disquieting questions
and we feel that things can’t get any worse
ALL ANGELS APPEAR UNEXPECTEDLY
AND REMIND US THAT ALL SHALL BE WELL
AND ALL SHALL BE WELL
AND ALL MANNER OF THING SHALL BE WELL.
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Reader For the God of love works to good in all who fear Him
ALL THE GOD OF LOVE WORKS TO GOOD
IN ALL WHO DARE TO LISTEN FOR ANGELS.
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Scripture Reading(s)
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Closing Responses
Reader You speak to your people through angels
ALL KEEP OUR EARS AND HEARTS OPEN
TO THE WHISPERS OF ANGEL VOICES
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Reader Angels come among us
and many have entertained them unawares
ALL KEEP US WATCHFUL AND WAITING
FOR THE SPIRIT BEINGS IN OUR MIDST
TEACH US TO RECOGNISE THEM
IN ALL THEIR DISGUISES.
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Reader Angels come among us
their presence comforting or disquieting
ALL MAKE US SENSITIVE TO THEIR PRESENCE
FEELING THEIR SPIRIT HANDS GUIDING US TO THE FUTURE
GUIDING US TO HEAVEN
WHERE WE WILL SEE AND HEAR CLEARLY
WHAT WE HAVE GLIMPSED IN SHADOW.

2003 Wellspring

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