Let us give thanks... rest, refresh, renew.
Let us pray for peace in our Country, in our region, in the Middle East, across Asia, in Europe, in Africa, in the Americas, in Australia and across Oceania. Let us pray also for Mary Jane Veloso and those who are in prison with her.
Let us pray for Persecuted Christians and all human beings who suffer unjustly for their faith.
Let us pray for more good will in the world, between nations and between human persons; more acts of kindness, more appreciation for the blessings of life, liberty, and Country; and more trust in the infinite goodness and Providential grace of God among all peoples of the earth.
Yes, let us be strong in diversity. united in adversity, and steadfast in hope!
Things change. It does not rain everyday. Behind gray skies, above the storm clouds, beyond reach of the tempest... perennial blue skies endure in golden days embraced by the sun.
Tomorrow could be worse, but let it not be today.
Today we will decide to act to make things better.