I listen to Public Radio off and on through the day - in the early morning in my bathroom, and later in the car, to and from my exercise at the health club. Most every show has turned to reporting on the latest from The White House and the Mueller investigation.
Each latest bit of news speculates on what seems to be the tightening noose of legal implication against our President. There seems a sense of delight that now at last the leader of our land will be exposed, quite possibly indicted, even jailed, at some point.
I understand the criticism of the President, his seemingly boorish remarks, his rudeness in defense of himself.
That's why I was so touched by the spirit of reconciliation that seemed to be present at the Rotunda, and the Washington Cathedral as George W. Bush extended his hand to the sitting President of the United States, and his wife. Not easy for either of them.
These are hard and bitter times. How can the spirit of revenge be changed? How can the Holy Spirit of God Who loves our people and leaders and wants us to be humble with each other and follow a path of peace in our dealing with each other - beginning in this time of the coming of The Prince of Peace?
Surely, the first step of change will come by Prayer. It is our great tool, if not weapon, of change.
Can we not be more fervent, more clear in what we lay before our Lord to bless, and change? The only power for real change in all our hearts, is the power of prayer, that can open us all to daring to be made humble, and grateful, and even wise in these times.
We can speak peace to each other and to those who are tempted toward the vengeful spirit. Peace, love, joy! We can do that. We can find ways. It will be work - but blessed work. I pray we'll dare to try..
Arthur A Rouner, Jr -
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