The Conscience of Christ

Holy Spirit, conform my conscience to that of Christ.
Help me Lord to think like Other; To understand and love my Brother.
To always do what our Father wants;
To seek perfection in love of God and neighbor;
In the way that Jesus himself demonstrated
By washing the feet of his disciles,
Normally the work of a slave.
And being in the form of a slave
To acept even death for my brothers.
Like Him I am here not to be served but to serve.
Remembering that He is most present in the least of my brothers;
So that I may give ppriority to the poor, the sick, the stranger and the otherwise marginalized.
If I seek power may I remember that the one who would be first must be the least and the slave of all.
May I humble myself like a little child, that I may reign with Jesus.
We are witnesses to the Gospel at all times and wherever we may be, in our thoughts, in our words and in our actions.
For me all this is impossible, but for God everything is possible.
Grant me the perseverance to try to do a little better each day.

The holy inocents of today

The holy innocents of today are the children who were separated from their parents at the southern border and whose parents cannot be found. They are in custodial care where they might bee fed but their need for human c loseness and love are unmet. They will be permanently emotio nally impaired. let us pray that they can be adopted.

We Are All Smericans

America, America, God shed his grace on thee,
Ana crown thy good with brotherhood
From seaa to shining sea.

Let us resist the forces of division and polarization. Let us vote sand urge others to vote. Let us resist fear and resentment and consider the good of our countr.

VOTE EARLY

Saturday, October 24,vote Early day. Keep your vote and you safe. If there are disturances on november 3 you won’t have to worry. And there is less chance for the peo ple who are try ing to su pp0ress voters to do their thing.

Vote for the common Good

As we approach this election in November we must be particularly concerned with empowering voters and defending our democracy (LWV).
In his first inaugural address President John F. Kennedy said: “Do not think what your country can do for you; think what you can do for your country.”
And for the world. Even for yourself in the long term.
We need leaders who can deal with the pandemic and climate change, with racial injustice and the reform of our po;ice forcess.
We need leaders who realize that they are leaders of the whole country, not just of those who vote for them.
This blog tries to rouse people to think broadly, not narrowly of the short term or of themselves. There are others who are doing likewise.
You may want to look at the website Vote Common Good

True Conservatives

True conservatives are those who live by the teachings of Jesus and by the ten commandments.

They are concerned with the poor, the sick and the outcasts of society. They scorn hypocrisy and are quick to point it out.
They do not lie or steal, nor are they covetous. They respect God’s gift of sex, remembering that it is for the family.
They respect the dignity of all human beings, remembering that God made us in his own image.
They are kind to strangers, remembering that the Israelites were admonished to do so, because they had been strangers in Egypt.
They welcome refugees, remembering that Jesus was a refugee in Egypt.

By these criteria, are our present leaders true conservatives?
Are they instead false conservatives, who put money and power first? Are they hypocrites who say one thing and do another?
Do they promote peace and unity or conflict and polarization?

Whatever your opinion, be sure you are registered to vote and vote in November. Your vote DOES count!

Republicans, remember your heritage

The first Republican president was Abraham lincoln. He was not a racist. He freed the slaves and is known as “The Great Emancipator”.
The country has never been more polarized than during the Civil War. Lincoln urged his countrymen to “heal the nations’s wounds.”
Theoodore Roosevelt oversaw the establishment of Yellowstone, the first national park in the world. He championed the sustainable management of forests.
Dwight D. Eisenhower led us into the Space Age after the Soviet Union had upstaged America.
Ronald Reagan accepted raproachment with the Soviet Union and helped to end the Cold War.

I was a Republican when I was young and even voted for Goldwater in 1964.

The present incumbents in the White house and the Senate are disgracing your party. The president is frankly racist and a misogynist.
In making decisions he iks guided by his ignorance and his prejuudices.
He is so incompetent that he would not even make a good fascist. The Senate, by failing to impeach him, convicted itself.

Dangers to Our Democracy

The greatest danger to liberty is whatever individual or group happens to be in power at the moment.
The lure of power (and money) is so great that this is true of even the most benign individual or group.
the old saying is worth keeping in mind: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

Winston Churchill has said that democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others.

But the people can deprive themselves of liberty by responding irrationally to appeals to fear, resentment or despair. Hitler came to power by election.

Even the institutions of democracies can be a danger to themselves and to liberty. The Electoral College is part of the Constitution of the United States,
put there by some of the framers who distrusted democracy. In the last presidential election it resulted in the choice of a candidate who appealed to fear and resentment, had no experience of government and was of doubtful character.The greatest danger to liberty is whatever individual or group happens to be in power at the moment.
The lure of power (and money) is so great that this is true of even the most benign individual or group.
the old saying is worth keeping in mind: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

Winston Churchill has said that democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others.

But the people can deprive themselves of liberty by responding irrationally to appeals to fear, resentment or despair. Hitler came to power by election.

Even the institutions of democracies can be a danger to themselves and to liberty. The Electoral College is part of the Constitution of the United States,
put there by some of the framers who distrusted democracy. In the last presidential election it resulted in the choice of a candidate who appealed to fear and resentment, had no experience of government and was of doubtful character.

The Godtouches Twitter account

GodTouches has a Twitter account that you might find interesting. It contains thoughts that are too brief to put in a blog post, and it is updated much more frequently, since it is easier to enter a tweet than a blog p ost. To see it, expand the top menu if necessary, go to the link to other sites. It is one of the first links there. I hope you enj oy it.