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Canada Vac 2011-119


Let the rain come and wash away

the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds

held and nurtured over generations.

Let the rain wash away the memory

of the hurt, the neglect.

Then let the sun come out and

fill the sky with rainbows.

Let the warmth of the sun heal us

wherever we are broken.

Let it burn away the fog so that

we can see each other clearly.

So that we can see beyond labels,

beyond accents, gender or skin colour.

Let the warmth and brightness

of the sun melt our selfishness.

So that we can share the joys and

feel the sorrows of our neighbours.

And let the light of the sun

be so strong that we will see all

people as our neighbours.

Let the earth, nourished by rain,

bring forth flowers

to surround us with beauty.

and let the mountains teach our hearts

to reach upwards to heaven.


(Prayer by Rabbi Harold Kushner)

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