Happy All Saints’ Day to you!
It’s a new month and, therefore, time to change the color-scheme of The Long War!
In honor of All Saints’ Day, I would like to share the words of a hymn by Bryan Jeffrey Leech:
We are God’s people, the chosen of the Lord,
Born of His Spirit, established by His Word;
Our cornerstone is Christ alone, and in Him we stand:
O let us live transparently, and walk heart to heart and hand in hand.
We are God’s loved ones, the Bride of Christ our Lord,
For we have known it, the love of God out-poured;
Now let us learn how to return the gift of love once given:
O let us share each joy and care, and live with zeal that please Heaven.
We are the Body of which the Lord is Head,
Called to obey Him, now risen from the dead;
He wills us be a family, diverse yet truly one:
O let us give our gifts to God, and so shall His work on earth be done.
We are a Temple, the Spirit’s dwelling place,
Formed in great weakness, a cup to hold God’s grace;
We die alone, for on its own each member loses fire:
Yet joined in one the flame burns on to give warmth and light and to inspire.