Sunday, June 18, 2017

Glimmer of Hope

Nancy Pelosi June 14th floor speech (abc news)
To some Republicans the hatred and vindictiveness from Democrats, the press, and Executive Branch insiders are unremitting. That's why the remarks from former Speaker Nancy Pelosi following the shootings last Wednesday are a welcome relief. More importantly, they give everyone a glimmer of hope for our nation. [bold added]
You may not know this, my colleagues, but every time I pray, which is very frequently, and certainly every Sunday, I pray for all of you. All of you, together.

In the earlier years I used to pray for your happiness, for the fact that we would work together, heed the words of President Kennedy in the closing of his inaugural address, when he said, may God's work – ‘God's work must truly be our own.’ How do we view what god's will is for us? How do we come together to give confidence to the American people that, as our Founders intended, we would have our disagreements and we would debate them and we would have confidence in our beliefs and humility to listen to others?

But in more recent years, I have been praying not only for that, but for our safety. As I above anyone in here, and I can say that quite clearly, have been probably the target of more – I’m a political target and therefore the target of more threats than anyone, other than the President of the United States, Barack Obama. And so I prayed for Barack Obama. Now I continue to pray for him. And pray for Donald Trump. That his presidency will be successful and that his family will be safe. Because it is about family.
When conservatives think of San Francisco liberals, Nancy Pelosi, a Roman Catholic, is the first person who comes to mind. However, at heart she just may be a "Christian liberal," many of whom I encounter on a regular basis in the Episcopal Church.

Christian liberals are just as outspoken about issues as their secular siblings, but they know when to set aside politics. As Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise lies in critical condition from gunshot wounds, Nancy Pelosi and other political leaders are praying for his recovery.
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. --2 Cor 4:18

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