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Re: Re: OT: Something to think about as Americans
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Re: OT: Something to think about as Americans
  • From: mhobertmellecker@gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:34:34 +0000

I think anyone who isn't shaken by something like this has something wrong  
with them if they can just accept that this is what we can expect out of  
modern life in America...

On Jan 11, 2011 11:11pm, Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
> Beautiful Melody. Thanks for sharing this.


> My spouse was very distressed to hear of this violent act. He puts on a  
> tough, cynical front but things like this really shake him up.





> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Zemuly Sanders" zemuly@comcast.net>


> To: gardenchat@hort.net>


> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 3:55 PM


> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: Something to think about as Americans










> I think so, too. That is a lovely sentiment.


> zem


> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" gardenqueen@gmail.com>


> To: gardenchat@hort.net>


> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:21 PM


> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: Something to think about as Americans










> right on Melody! home run.





> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 11:36 AM, mhobertmellecker@gmail.com> wrote:







> Given the recent violence in Arizona which led to the senseless killing of


> six people and the horrific wounding of 13 others, it is being widely


> discussed that we as a nation have lost our sense of civility that we have


> come to allow ourselves to act and speak in ways that dehumanizes,


> demonizes, and disrespects those persons that we do not agree with,


> personally, professionally, or politically.





> The Catholic peace and justice organization, PAX Christi has suggested  
> that


> the following prayer might offer us as individuals and as a nation a  
> moment


> to pause and reconsider if this is the path we really want to follow or if


> we want to come to our senses and realize that we are made by our Creator


> to be better than this:





> PRAY: For Greatness of Heart





> Keep us, O God, from all pettiness;


> let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.


> Let us be done with fault-finding


> and leave off all self-seeking.


> May we put away all pretense


> and meet each other face-to-face,


> without self-pity and without prejudice.


> May we never be hasty in judgment,


> and always be generous.


> Let us always take time for all things,


> and make us grow calm, serene, and gentle.


> Teach us to put into action our better impulses,


> to be straightforward and unafraid.


> Grant that we may realize


> that it is the little things of life that create differences,


> that in the big things of life, we are as one.


> And, O God, let us not forget to be kind!





> ~ Queen Mary Stuart




















> Blessings to each and every one of you through the love and peace


> of our Lord, Jesus Christ; grant that this prayer find a response in


> each of our hearts and be revealed in our future actions through the


> grace and gifts of the Holy Spirit. ~Melody





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> Kemp TX


> zone 8A





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