Borrowing a thought from fifty years ago and with acknowledgement to Reinhold Niebuhr,
Are we so deaf that we cannot hear the cries of the people, no matter who they are?
Are we so blind that we cannot see the damage we are doing to this planet, our home?
Are we so dumb that we will never learn that what we do changes the future, in ways we cannot understand?
Today, I pray that we will open our ears and hear the cries of the people. I pray that we will respond.
Today, I pray that we will open our eyes and see new ways, new roads to the future.
Today, I pray that we will open our minds and let the power of the Holy Spirit empower us to use our gifts of mind and heart to make sure that we can walk the new roads to the future.