Yesterday’s post was about the ‘little’ things and how they are often the most important. That said, we can never ignore the ‘BIG’ things. Our religious freedoms and our ability to worship are under attack by our present government administration. It is the most important issue of our time. As people of faith we cannot idly sit by and watch. I implore all of you to search your soul, choose your side, and make a stand. This is my way. I have chosen to share my faith publicly for some time now, and while I truly do not ever like to step on peoples toes, or involve myself in their personal choices, I cannot allow myself to sit quietly by and watch evil win over good, watch not only the Catholic faith, but all faiths, threatened in the way they choose to worship and live by their tenets. Some of you may not choose to be public in this same way, but still want to find a personal way to take a stand. That can certainly be accomplished through much needed, deliberate, and persevering prayer. The Catholic Bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a call to a period of heartfelt prayer on behalf of the battle for our religious rights as a free people. It begins today, June 21st and goes through July 4th. I am providing a link to their site here, but also including here one of the prayers:
Prayer For The Protection of Religious Liberty
O God our Creator,
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Here is another link to an important message about the most important issues facing people of faith in the coming election: