In the inauguration speech some 60 years ago President John F. Kennedy quoted Romans 12:12, reminding citizens to be “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation.” In these days of unrest, political posturing and disrespect across the board, let us try to pray for those who are most in need of peace, patience and understanding.
This is the time where we allow hope to dwell within our hearts and our homes…and, perhaps the halls of Congress. We can choose to become instruments of that hope by being peaceable people even as we fight for what we believe and hold to be sacred. Violence in one’s heart and mind usually translates into actions of violence in thought and deed.
May the Prince of Peace govern each of our hearts to see us through these difficult times as we work to establish the hope and promise that where two or three are gathered in His name…so will He be.
Spiritual Reflection: “Hold fast to the hope that lies before us.”
Blessings of love,