Thursday, February 23, 2012

Giving Us This Day~

There is a Christian prayer, though having been raised Jewish, am familiar with it. For as grade schoolers we recited it each & every day until the Supreme Court of our land of course declared it an unconstitutional requirement of a public school. As a kid I can't say I didn't welcome this decision, for it helped me as one of the very, very few students of a minority faith in our school, to feel counted.

Now fast forward decades upon decades later, & I can in all honesty say that the words of this very thoughtful prayer has been evoked time & time again. No longer as a child of a different faith who was required to say it aloud, as a seemingly violation of the faith I was raised in, but as a human being evoking choices, still learning & growing forward, with a better perspective of what it's all about, but also with a finer tuned understanding that there are more mysteries, than not.

"Give us this day our daily bread,
as we forgive others who trespass against us... "

Some very, very powerful words, no matter the faith of an individual. I do think we humans have only scraped the surface of the capacity of what we are capable of, & no matter how we find our strength, & fortifications to go on, as long as we go peacefully on our path, what's not to love?

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© Mother Lightning of Mother Lightning's Peace Garden

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