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Rebuild the Kingdom

heart drawn on windom pane

Reflect

The political divide in this country grows wider by the day—and the infighting is deafening. In smaller ways, though, our own relationships can mirror such a divide. What can you do to ease tensions in your community or family?


Pray

God of peace,
You desire your people to love,
but we are quick to anger.
You want us to work together
and yet too often we are in conflict.
But I will rise above the noise.
I will follow the example of your son,
who preached tolerance over prejudice,
kindness over aggression, and love over hate.
I will do my small part to repair a kingdom that, again, has fallen into ruin.
Amen.


Act

Peace and justice organizations can be found in nearly every community. Consider volunteering or financially supporting groups that seek to lift the human person. Let us all do our part to rebuild the kingdom.


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1 thought on “Rebuild the Kingdom”

  1. Arlene B. Muller

    The late Justice Antonin Scalia was a strongly pro-life, pro-Constitution Justice of the Supreme Court. He maintained a good friendship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a very liberal, pro-choice Justice of the Supreme Court who interpreted the Constitution very differently.
    He believed that he must separate how he viewed people from the way he viewed their ideas. He believed that people who are good people could still have some very bad ideas and chose to keep his arguments civil and ensure that in standing up for his strong moral values he did not attack anyone personally but treat him/her with charity and respect.
    Justice Scalia and his wife frequently had dinner with Justice Ginsburg and her husband, and the strong long lasting friendship of the two Justices of the Supreme Court, despite their strong religious (Catholicism vs Reformed Judaism), legal (strict interpretation of the Constitution vs liberal interpretation of the Constitution) and political (conservative/Republican/pro-life vs liberal/Democrat/pro-choice) was quite remarkable!
    We need to take a lesson from the late Justice Antonin Scalia!

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