Jesus of Capernaum, of Nazareth, of Jerusalem, [of Columbia, of (insert your city)]...
You loved cities - you knew their tables, taverns and tales -
but you did not let your love of cities
tame your stories about the wrongs they do.
Change our cities, Jesus,
and change all who hold power in our cities,
especially those of us who hold power in one hand
and denial in the other.
May we repent,
and lift up our eyes
to that which will save us.
Because we believe - along with you -
that cities are places
where God lives,
and where God breathes,
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