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  • Writer's pictureLis E. Valle Ruiz

Justice and peace stew

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Synopsis: Short dramatization and litany for World Communion Sunday focused on justice and peace for the people affected by Hurricane Fiona.


Short dramatization revealed in dreams to Lis Valle


January 14, 2019, I dreamed of a short dramatization:


There is a woman cooking a stew of blessings. In front of her is a cauldron.


She picks up a cart and plays as if she were driving through the mountains of Rincón, Puerto Rico. Another woman joins her and it is choreographed. They walk to her left and circle around the stage. The cart curves and climbs suddenly as they shout: JUSTICE! curve, curve, climb the mountain and jumps: PEACE!


They return to the back of the cauldron, and the stew begins. First, they pour a sphere containing sea water, dark blue with light foam on the crest of its slight waves. A woman says, "salt water, water of chaos, dangerous and baptismal"; and they recall the stories of water we remember when baptizing. The second ingredient is an egg. The second woman breaks it and takes the giant yolk in her hands and blesses the potential life it nourishes in every way.

You can add ingredients to suit your taste and the needs of your community.


For 2022 World Communion Sunday, which emphasizes peace and the theme "with joy you shall go out, and with peace you shall return" (Isaiah 55:12), you can culminate the skit by incorporating a litany with the concepts of Isaiah 55 1-12. Here are some ideas. Change according to the need of your congregation and according to the ideas and images of your sermon.


Liturgist: To all who are thirsty: come to the waters; and those who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy without money and without price, wine and milk.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go out with joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: To all thirsty people: come to the oasis. To all honest people: Go and share without charging money and without putting a price on it; offer freely what you have freely received.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go out with joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: To all hungry people: Come to my kitchen. I have energy and I have water. I place my kitchen at your disposal.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go out in joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: To all the people with water in your house: Share your hoses and the faucets outside your house. Call out to people you don't know and thirsty people will run to you. Thus your homes will be a manifestation of God's generosity.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go out with joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: To all people with strength: Come to the homes of vulnerable people to clean and help without charge or price.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go out with joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: To all people with particular needs: Come to the houses of prayer and ask for what you need.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go out with joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: To all the houses of prayer: Be like the rain and snow that fall from the heavens, and do not return there, but water the earth and make it germinate and produce, giving seed for the one who sows and bread for the one who eats.

Community: By the mercy of God, let us go out with joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: To all the big-hearted and soft-hearted people: Thank you for giving up your couch to make a bed and give shelter to the stranger.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go out with joy and return in peace!


Liturgist: As the heavens are higher than the earth, so God's ways and thoughts are higher than our ways and thoughts. Let us make the name of the Lord shine by rising in generosity and solidarity.

Community: By God's mercy, let us go forth with joy and return in peace!

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