Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday Synaxis

O Christ, thou hast bidden us pray for the coming of thy Father's kingdom, in which his righteous will shall be done on earth. We have treasured thy words, but we have forgotten their meaning... As we have mastered nature that we might gain wealth, help us now to master the social relations of mankind that we may gain justice and a world of brothers. For what shall it profit our nation if it gain numbers and riches, and lose the sense of the living God and the joy of human brotherhood? Make us determined to live by truth and not by lies, to found our common life on the eternal foundations of righteousness and love, and no longer to prop the tottering house of wrong by legalized cruelty and force. Help us to make the welfare of all the supreme law of our land, so that our commonwealth may be built strong and secure on the love of all its citizens... Show thy erring children at last the way to the City of Love, and fulfill the longings of the prophets of humanity. Our Master, once more we make thy faith our prayer: Thy Kingdom come!

- Walter Rauschenbusch

(Image: "Lest We Forget," by Robert Templeton - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

No comments: