3/2/04 Our heavenly Father, we pause and give thanks for this day – for this nation and for our freedom to express our political choices. Sustain, support and guide us as we choose, and help those elected to pursue their aspirations with integrity and wisdom. Amen
You don’t have to be elected to have aspirations. Elected officials are just more accountable for the leakage of their aspirations than you or I might be. But it is the same piece of cloth both defects are cut from.
“Things done and things left undone,” the Book of Common Prayer says.
If there is a plan for aspirations, it takes integrity to see it through, to not be side-tracked by things that can and should be left..undone, undisturbed, and avoided.
Yet, those are the enticing sirens on my daily Odyssey (yes, women, even old ones hear sirens).
“Forget about that.”
They sing and coax more deftly than that, but you get the picture.
Lord, help me be wise and pursue the aspirations You have wired into me.
Let me remember where my earplugs and sunglasses are.