Help us realize the kingdom is your work

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Christ the True Vine icon, 16th Century, Anonymous via Wikimedia Commons

Forgive us, Lord, when we build worlds
   which are dependent on us and not on you…
Forgive us when we cannot see you
   in the midst of suffering and darkness.
Help us, however feebly, to realize
   that the coming of the kingdom is your work,
   and not ours.

Rev. Canon Subir Biswas, d. 1980, relief agencies founder in India & Bangladesh

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I am the vine; you are the branches.
Whoever abides in me and I in him,
   he it is that bears much fruit,
   for apart from me you can do nothing.

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