Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in the pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.yes, this girl has headlined a blog with this one before; let it not diminish its deep and soulful plea, as each and every one of us find our way today.
the prayer just seems to cover it all
but does this really require of us to pray for those we consider to be an enemy -- and further, understand them, pardon them, console them, and maybe even extend an arm of forgiveness? When something totally evil in nature doesn't jive with our own hearts and minds, how is it possible to reconcile the two extremes with a loving heart, a peaceful spirit, and a hopeful look to the future for making things better all the way around the globe and back again without going insane in the process?
For me, the Southern Poverty Law Center is what comes to mind. For here is a place, an organization, a community of fellow Americans, who choose to preach hatred, spread hatred, inspire hatred across the nation....and then, stash millions of dollars off-shore! (a non-profit, my tiny tushy)
For today, anyway, this is primarily about the organization taking the confederate monument take down, just a wee bit too far. (Although, if you have been a frequent visitor here, we have covered a wide range of stories linking to the SPLC over the last few days.)
The latest: see here, at The Daily Caller
Just as 400 soldiers based at Fort Hood are carrying out orders to assist Houston rescue efforts, the SPLC is basically calling for a mutiny against our own domestic tranquility -- and as crazy as it may sound, they are totally okay with inciting havoc while leading parts of America into complete chaos; they are totally okay with seeking ways of violence and brutality and upheaval and civil unrest, as they perpetuate and propagate and permeate a quite irrational approach to dealing with the issues of America's confederate past.
Calling for all anarchists, Antifa, and Leftist activists to follow through on what may as well be a direct order is fully expected -- and perhaps even supported by the mainstream media at this point....pretty sure the talking points have already been widely distributed. (like so, with some old news on how Media Marches To Orders, and like so and so, describing some fairly new news, understanding the Media Bubble, from Politico)
But back to the SPLC staging a coup against the United States of America as an ongoing attempt to take America down, beginning with confederate monuments, moving on to schools and Army Bases, and all the while, not accepting a simple name change as an appropriate answer --- this is stunning news.
And it must be investigated by the FBI, as well as, the Department of Homeland Security; but first things first, this calls for an immediate response: shutting the doors of the SPLC for conspiracy to band together with the intent to attack the nation's armed forces. Um. No. You can't commit conspiracy to commit crimes against country, no way, no how -- and as a non-profit, you can't shelter profits off-shore......
Where are the authorities?????????
Oh my, not sure there is anything else to say on the matter, except maybe this:
The divide of this great nation just keeps getting wider and deeper and broader... vigilante-style.
It almost feels like we are collectively going backwards; and yet, how can that be when we are clearly drowning in a sea of progressives? Oh the irony is rich indeed; its like scallops beurre blanc, followed by pasta with foie gras and truffles, followed by brown-butter risotto with lobster tails, and but of course, ending with a simple flan or a melange of gourmet cheeses for dessert, your choice.
Oh Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
Make it a Good Day, G