A Blessing For Independence Day

Our 4th of July blessing is the final two stanzas from the poem “One Today” by Richard Blanco, composed for President Obama’s second inauguration.  We are all together under one sky in this nation and in our church, with hope waiting for us to name it.  Thank you for being a blessing to all ofContinue reading “A Blessing For Independence Day”

Independence Day: A reflection by Joan Mitchell, CSJ

This weekend, the people of the United States go to parks, play and swim, eat hot dogs, and watch red, white and blue fireworks cascade, explode, and spill down dark night skies. The Fourth of July celebrates the signing of this nation’s Declaration of Independence from England and George III in 1776. We come toContinue reading “Independence Day: A reflection by Joan Mitchell, CSJ”

Independence Day Blessing

Happy Independence Day! Enjoy this excerpt from Blessing Rites for Christian Lives by Shawn Madigan, CSJ “The Lord loves Justice and will not forsake a faithful people” (Psalm 37:28) Holidays celebrating the liberty and justice for all that our nation claims are a good time to renew efforts to make that dream come true.  AContinue reading “Independence Day Blessing”