They came first for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. …I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you…This I command you, to love one another.” -John 15:12-13, 15b, 16a, 17
Today the President and the First Lady take all of our prayers for the victims of the Tucson Massacre to a memorial service to be held on the campus of the University of Arizona. The service can be viewed at 8:00pm EST on MSNBC.
WASHINGTON — House leaders have announced plans for a bipartisan congressional prayer service on Wednesday to mark the weekend shooting that left Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gravely wounded and six others dead.
Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say in a letter to lawmakers it is important to gather together and pray for the health of Giffords, those who died in the attack and those who were wounded.
Giffords was shot in the head on Saturday when a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol while she greeted constituents outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store.
Among the dead are an aide to Giffords, a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl.
A 22-year-old man, Jared Loughner, faces federal charges in the episode, with state charges also expected to be filed.
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President Obama will lead the nation in a moment of prayerful silence at 11:00am, today to honor those injured and killed in the Tucson Massacre days ago.
The nation is very concerned about and is praying for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was gunned down by legal gun owner. I recall how much Sarah Palin is into guns.
It is odd that days after the shooting, Palin, a media darling, has yet to come before what she dubbed “the lame stream media” and make a statement denouncing the attack on Congressman Giffords and a call for Congress to look at gun sales and regulation in the nation.
The November election was months ago, but, everyone remembers that curious and ominous statement by candidate, Sharon Angle of Nevada. She stated that when Americans are dissatisfied with their legislature, they should consider “their Second Amendment rights.”
A TIME TO TALK
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.