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Re: OT: Something to think about as Americans
  • Subject: Re: OT: Something to think about as Americans
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:21:48 -0600

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
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