Digital download: A service of solidarity with rough sleepers with an emphasis on compassion, listening and acting for justice. With a section of suggested songs, chants and scripture readings, and some personal stories of the homeless.
We believe that when we share food with the hungry,
we share food with you.
We believe that when we share drink with the thirsty,
we share drink with you.
We believe that when we welcome the stranger,
we are blessed by your presence.
We believe that when we take care of the sick and visit the prisoner,
we become your community of love.
We believe that when we work on changing unjust systems,
we work to build your kingdom on earth.
From ‘Affirmation of faith (after Matthew 25:35–40)’ by Urzula Glienecke
Urzula Glienecke is a Latvian theologian, artist and activist living in Scotland. She is part of the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh (https://grassmarket.org) and a member of the Iona Community.