Today is Memorial Day...and also my wedding anniversary...and the day after my youngest daughter's birthday. So as you can imagine, I've been rather busy this weekend. I spent a lot of time with the family and not so much time in front of a computer. So I didn't have much time to blog. Instead I'll just leave you with this prayer in honor of our soldiers:
On this Memorial Day,
we pray for those
who courageously laid down their lives
for the cause of freedom.
May the example of their sacrifice
inspire in us the selfless love of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless the families of our fallen troops,
and fill their homes
and their lives with your strength and peace.
In union with people of goodwill
of every nation,
embolden us to answer the call to work
for peace and justice,
and thus, seek an end
to violence and conflict around the globe.
We pray through Christ our Lord.