What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. (Matthew 10:27)
Loving God of Justice and Mercy,
Please strengthen and fill with hope all of those suffering from the violence of homelessness, foreclosures, and evictions.
May we understand that we are all one so that, regardless of our current housing situation, we will stand in solidarity with all of those suffering from the violence of homelessness, foreclosures, and evictions.
May we recognize that housing is a human right and that we are called to a life of love and hospitality. Help us to remember that the Holy Family wandered through Bethlehem searching for a place to stay “because there was no place for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7)
Let us take to heart in our daily lives your sacred word, and let us “not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2)
Grant us the strength, compassion, and conviction to fully realize our loving obligation to “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40) so that we may, against injustice, stand up with and for one another as God has commanded.
Wake us up. Open our eyes. Occupy our hearts and our homes so that we may proclaim your love, justice, and mercy from the housetops.