Day: July 3, 2011
“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.”
While their charge is explicitly to be noncombatants, some chaplains to our armed forces nevertheless return from their tours bearing a kind of scar.
Let’s not forget “those who might come if we made things simpler for them to start with,” the Bishop of Lichfield says.
life & art
The way that the metaphor of cowboy life applies itself to spirituality has proven an indispensable path for some.
Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, * for there is no help in them. When they breathe their last, they return to earth, * and in that day their thoughts perish. Psalm 146:2-3 (BCP) Bleached by the sun Frayed in the wash The quilt fades birds pick up the …