I do not find this remarkable. I find it remarkably sad. I am deeply ashamed of the image our country now presents to the rest of the world. The acceptance of such corruption and the glorification of such immorality is just incomprehensible to me. The blind acceptance of the sheer brutishness of this man sickens me.
There are things that truly offend me. Poverty, war and greed are but three. Injustice is another one that makes the list, as does lying, corrupt leaders.
Recognize the poster child for greed? He, and (everything he stands for) also offends me.
No one else comes close. #BLOTUS takes the prize, winning in a total landslide. Finally, he has the overwhelm victory he has long coveted.
And our nation suffers the embarrassment and the shame of him standing on the stage (staring blankly into space), as the entire world awards him the prize,
Another award ceremony is being scheduled in a couple weeks to award #BLOTUS with the 2017 NEPOTISM OF THE YEAR award. Event planners want to make sure they can hold the event before any criminal charges are brought against his family.
A Prayer of Hope
Let us pray:
We pray today for God’s world. We pray that it
might discover its human face. We pray for a
Divided unequally between the prosperous and
Between those born into privilege and power and
those born into poverty and pain.
Divided unequally between the wealthy and the
The power-filled and the poor.
The greedy and the poor.
The corrupt and the poor.
The poor who always get more than their fairshare
God of life, into your world you come. Into this
divided human community you arrive.
You sit amongst the poor but the wealthy do not
You walk with the lonely and the abandoned but
those with power cannot hear your footsteps.
You stand among the hungry crowds waiting for
food but the greedy will not share their food with
You live among the powerless, the frightened
and the weak but the corrupt fail to notice you
and continue to exploit you.
God of hope, deliver us all from selfrighteousness
so that whilst we may call the
world towards a different way, we might also, in
your name, become the
answer to the prayers of the silent, suffering,
God of justice, not just us, grant us the courage
to live as well as proclaim your gospel.
God of life, grant us the energy to serve others in
God of love, enable and allow us, with
all our weaknesses and fears, to
continue this walk of faith, for faith
and in faith.
a prayer by the Rev David Pargeter, Executive Director, Commission for Mission, Uniting Church in Australia)