Prayer

We see today “a widening darkness between our lucky stars.” Clearly the planet will not forever endure our insults. It’s time for moral outrage. At the same time we must pray for grace to content against wrong without becoming wrongly contentious, grace to fight pretensions of national righteousness without personal self-righteousness. Such grace comes largely through those who will laugh and weep with us, those who will picket and pray with us, and those who will never let us forget the wonders and beauty of God’s creation.

[ via William Sloane Coffin’s Essay in “Walking with God in a Fragile World“. ]