Some very good words for just now


Some very good words for just now
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” Abraham
Lincoln (from the 2nd Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865)
“The dogmas of the quiet past are unequal to the stormy present.  The occasion is piled high with difficulties.  We must disenthrall ourselves and then our nation will be saved.”
Lincoln (Annual Message to Congress, 1862)
A prayer for our nation
Lord of all nations. Bless us with your wisdom, so that the poor may not be oppressed and the rich may not be oppressors.  Make our nation, a nation having no authority but that of love and justice.  Amen
Toyohiko Kagawa (altered)