Daily Archives: August 21, 2007

Visiting Prisons

A prayer from the Episcopal prayer book:

Lord Jesus, for our sake you were condemned as a criminal: Visit our jails and prisons with your pity and judgment. Remember all prisoners, and bring the guilty to repentance and amendment of life according to your will, and give them hope for their future. When any are held unjustly, bring them release; forgive us, and teach us to improve our justice. Remember those who work in these institutions; keep them humane and compassionate; and save them from becoming brutal or callous. And since what we do for those in prison, O Lord, we do for you, constrain us to improve their lot. All this we ask for your mercy’s sake. Amen.

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Truer Words ne’er been spoken

Doing some reading this morning, Pascal was a pretty smart fellow:

Men never do evil so completely or cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

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