Women from all over the world listened, watched, and responded to an artistic retelling of the story of Ruth and Naomi. We performed together a ritual of rememberance, saying together:
God of our ancestors, God of us all
This morning, and throughout this week,
We remember women.
We remember those who have woven
and now weave the threads of history
We remember those who gave and give to the world.
Those who make music,
who do labor, who mother children, who struggle, who laugh, who have wisdom, who make art, who have visions
Those who have survived horrors, who told the stories, who made a way out of no way, who fought for freedom, who knew the truth and lived it, who died because they dared.
Those who bear the cup of life;
Who pour it out to heal the ground on which we stand
Those who bake the bread of life
Who bid that we taste and see who good it is.
Remember with Ecumenical Women today, the next two weeks, and for ever the women who struggle for the hope of a better world.