For the Helpers

If you take on someone’s sin, 

you should wash it off again. 

Water may not be enough; 

sin is very sticky stuff.  

Sackcloth, ashes and remorse, 

may be needed in due course. 


Even those who lend a hand, 

can get stained in ways unplanned.

Give them lots of healing space. 

Treat their woundedness with grace.

Those who aid our getting clean, 

share a blessing that we need. 


Photo:   Jacmac34 on pixaby

Source:   Leviticus 16:23-28

Text:   David Alexander, 2021, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:  Heathlands, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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