September 30 is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, and we invite everyone to pray:
Your creation explodes with the colours of the rainbow
Your peoples reveal the beauty of diversity
We remember today when the joy and dignity of a precious child was destroyed.
We lament today for the childhoods lost through the residential school system.
We mourn for the spirits crushed and the futures compromised.
Celebrate the hope and joy of every child
Tell the stories of resistance that make us stronger
Build the bonds of solidarity to ensure “never again”
In the name of the one who was child among us
—Rev. Chuck Moon, with a prayer from the PCC website
A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, October 1, 2022, edition of Tidbits.