Jul 4 2012

Independence Day: Freedom to love and help others

FireworksToday is Independence Day in the United States!

July 4 gives us an opportunity to reflect on the freedoms experienced by the American people and the still unfolding promise of this richly blessed land.

CFCA is grateful for the U.S., where our community of compassion was born, and for the generosity of her people who, from the beginning, have responded to our invitation to walk in solidarity with those living in poverty throughout the world.

Independence Day reminds us here in K.C. how fortunate we are to live in a country founded on equality and freedom.

We pray:

Gracious God, we ask for your blessings upon America. May the goodness and the diversity of her people shine as a beacon for all who seek to live in peace and justice. May she not rest upon her history but continue to grow in virtue and compassion for the good of all the world. We ask this in your most holy name. Amen.

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