From the Pastor’s desk . . .

From the Pastor’s desk . . .

Last Sunday, football players throughout the country “took a knee” during the singing of the National Anthem.  Varied responses immediately started to flood in on social media, television reports, and radio highlights.  Those responses ranged from support to anger/disgust.  Sunday evening while I was sitting in the house Chapel praying before bed, I kept thinking about what had happened earlier in the day.  I realized just how divided we are.  I began to pray for peace and unity within our nation.  I encourage all of you to join me in prayer each day for the intention of unity.  We are called the United States of America.  The very name of our country explicitly implies unity.  Let us strive for that unity.  Let us realize that we have much more that unites us than divides us.  Let us hope that we can all seek peace and unity together for the sake of our nation and our future.  This week, we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  In that prayer attributed to him let us do what it says: “Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love.”

 

2017-09-28T11:35:27+00:00