4/18/06 Our heavenly Father, tho too often consumed with our own agendas and pursuits we pause now to give thanks for this day and the liberties we enjoy in this community and nation. And together we pray for those who struggle for peace and the freedom to move about their communities without fear of violence. Amen
Moving about without fear of violence, whether going for a walk on my block or to my car after work or getting stranded in an unfamiliar area, is something I take for granted. I have no memory of ever living in a place where I was fearful daily of violence. If I am so callous to peace, because I am used to it, does it follow one can get used to violence and be callous to it, indeed out of necessity?
I pray it not be so on either end.