Greetings Holy, Healthy, and Happy People of God,
As I write to the faithful and humble people of McKendree who are experiencing a variety of emotions after the historic election, I offer this prayer as a way toward the middle way where Christ calls us. Remember the politics of the world can divide us, but the promises of Christ must unite us! Be a bridge builder today.
Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people’s trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.
Source: The Psalms (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
As always, remember, God’s will for us is good, we must do the rest!