In Nov. 27 IssueRussell County NewsBy Kathy Foley, Columnist
As we face the official opening of the 2010 Holiday Season, I'd like to offer the following prayer written by Marianne Williamson and taken from her book, Illuminata, A Return to Prayer:
We pray for the leaders of this country and every other.
May they not be swayed by false politics but listen instead to the spirit of truth.
May they not harken to the false and bitter voices of a frightened world, but instead hear the angels who minister unto them.
May the world make room for their leadership and resist no more their growth into greatness.
May their virtue shield them.
May their lack of virtue be forgiven and corrected.
May their words be true.
May their strength go before them, to cut like a sword through all illusion.
May they see the innocence and brotherhood in those who oppose them.
May they grow beyond a shallow fight.
And thus may we all be taken with them into new light, new peace, new politics, new hope for all the world.
Readers, I am thankful for all of you and I wish each of you a very Blessed Thanksgiving.