Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Thoughts on The Election

Unless you have been living in a cave and now have mysteriously resurfaced only long enough to check the blog of a first year seminarian, you will know the outcome of the US Presidential election. (Without mentioning names, Hint: the incumbent won). My mantra for this blog is theology not politics, so though I must grit my teeth and be non-partisan and non-cynical, I will countenance a few brief thoughts as they pertain to theology.

Regardless of whatever you think of the President and his policies, I offer you these two thoughts from the Book of Common Prayer:

First, i call upon the President to remember this prayer, and I hope for his sake as well as our own, that he can live it out.

For Social Justice (BCP. p. 823)
"Grant, O God, that your holy heart and life-giving spirit may so move every human heart (and especially the hearts of the people of this land) that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions heal, and hatreds cease; that out divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. "

Also, I think Collect 28 is appropriate:
In Time of conflict (BCP 824)
"O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of out struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness , and to work together with mutual forbearance and respoect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

May that be said of us...of all of us.
Grace and Peace...

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