In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
In September, we join celebrations around Treaty 4 Days and remember that we are all Treaty people. We also are called to remember there is much work to do in Truth and Reconciliation in our ourselves, our families, our communities and churches, schools, province and country!
Jesus calls us to care for and value one another. Let us reflect on a prayer written by a student called Valuing Life.
Help us to value our own lives and the lives of others.
Give us the courage to respect, defend and protect the rights of all people
and all living creatures that you have created.
Today is also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year for our Jewish brothers and sisters spent in prayer and fasting for our sins and remembering God's forgiveness.
Let us continue to pray with the words that Jesus taught us:
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.