I'd like to close with a prayer, the Lord's Prayer, with an interpretation
by a colleague of mine from Principia College, Dr. David Cornell.
Our Father which art in heaven,
Our heavenly Father-Mother, Spirit,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Unspeakably precious is your name.
Thy kingdom come.
We know that you are totally in control.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Let your infinite providence be evident in human experience,
even as it is in our consciousness.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Help us to be keenly aware that your energy is ours.
And forgive us our debts,
Forgive us for behaving selfishly,
As we forgive our debtors.
As we learn to put our neighbor before ourselves.
And lead us not into temptation,
Illuminate so brightly the reality of Spirit, Love, joy and
But deliver us from evil:
That the temptation for material rewards shall vanish.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Your allness guarantees the victory of Spirit over all
else, yesterday, today and for ever.
So be it! Amen!