A Prayer for Listening

A Prayer for Listening Written
by Rabbi Katie Bauman

I pray that we all will find within us the still small voice that coaxes us to look directly at the flames we are seeing. May we never again turn away.

The fire will continue to sting our eyes and burn our throats, but we know from Exodus that God can reside in the fire with a message.

Like Moses, we are being called to take part in a holy mission to bring more compassion and justice to the world, to right centuries’ old wrongs, to tear down a system that has been corrupt from its very inception, to build something better in its place.

This moment hurts… all birth moments do.

May we be brave and loving enough to withstand the pain, to overcome the fear, and to walk toward the burning bush and the voice of God within.

Shoes off. This is holy ground.