Saturday, September 29, 2007

By Their Fruits . . .




I loved it during the Dems debate the other night when Tim Russert caught nearly all of them off guard by asking them about their favorite Bible verse. All of them seemed a little nervous about the question except Dennis Kucinich, who quickly pulled from his pocket a copy of St. Francis' prayer, ". . . make me an instrument of thy peace . . ." which he keeps right next to the copy of the Constitution that he always carries. While some have criticized him because it was not a "Bible" verse, it certainly is biblical. I am constantly astounded that people who consider themselves to be followers of Jesus and his teachings find so many ways to get around his teachings on peace. I don't think Kucinich has a chance to win, but maybe he can influence the platforms of the front running fence straddlers.




2 comments:

cheek said...

I long ago memorized the sacred words of this prayer, but tears still sprang to my eyes reading it just now. It reflects so beautifully all that I have come to love about the Gospel.

cheek said...

Um... tears sprung to my eyes. Don't worry, I'm an English teacher. Geez...