On Divisions Forgiven

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them,

for they do not know what they are doing. "
And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
~Luke 23:34 (NIV)

Casting Our Lots

Dear Father~
Forgive us as we draw now the lines
in these plans we create with elaborate lies
Dear Father~
Forgive us as we pick up these shards
from patterns destructive and our lack of regard
Dear Father~
Forgive us as we fight through our losses
for the times we forget this exorbitant cost
Dear Father~
Forgive us as we don't have a clue
of this fleeting heartbreak we stupidly choose

Dear Father~ Please, help us now as we cast our lots, wanting to hold onto things that don't matter. May we always remember that in our focus on "stuff," we often overlook the greatest gift ever offered to us: to be seen and known, truly understood, and that in seeing our true selves stripped and laid bare, you offer us mercy and forgive anyway.

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