WISH I’D SAID THAT!
Some old – Some New – BUT all so very, very true!
Freedom is never more than one
generation away from extinction.
We didn’t pass it to our children
in the bloodstream. It must be
fought for, protected. and handed
on for them to do the same, or
one day we will spend our sunset
years telling our children and our
children’s children what it was
once like in the United States
where men were free. ---- Ronald Reagan
Lastly our ancestors established their
system of government on morality and
religious sentiment. Moral habits, they
believed, cannot safely be trusted
on any other foundation than religious
principle, nor any government be
secure which is not supported
by moral habits.
O BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES,
FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN,
FOR PURPLE MOUNTAINS MAJESTIES
ABOVE THE FRUITED PLAIN!
GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE
AND CROWN THEY GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD
FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA.
-------Katharine Lee Bates----
“God who gave us life gave us liberty.
Can the liberties of a nation be secure
when we have removed a conviction
that these liberties are a gift of God?
Indeed, I tremble for my country when
I reflect that God is just, that his justice
cannot sleep forever.
“THAT THIS NATION, UNDER GOD, SHALL HAVE
A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM —Abraham Lincoln
A PRAYER FOR AMERICA
God of our Fathers, whose Almighty hand hath made and pre-served our Nation, grant that our people may understand what it is they celebrate tomorrow.
May they remember how bitterly our freedom was won, the down payment that was made for it, the installments that have been made since this Republic was born, and the price that must yet be paid for our liberty.
May freedom be seen not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to please to do what is right. May it ever be understood that our liberty is under God and can be found no-where else.
May our faith be something that is not merely stamped upon our coins, but expressed in our lives. Let us, as a nation, not be afraid of standing alone for the rights of men, since we were born that way, as the only nation on earth that came into being “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” We know that we shall be true to the Pilgrim dream when we are true to the God they worshiped. To the extent that America honors Thee, wilt Thou bless America, and keep her true as thou hast kept her free, and make her good as Thou hast made her rich. Amen.
(Delivered on the eve of the Fourth of July, 1947, by the former Chaplain of the United States Senate.) Excerpted by permission from The Prayers of Peter Marsha1l, 1949, McGraw Hill, NY
“Those who are born wise are the highest type
of people; those who become wise through
learning come next; those who learn by over-
coming dullness come after that. Those who
are dull but still won’t learn are the lowest type
I won’t teach a man who is not anxious to learn,
and will not explain to one who is not trying to
make things clear to himself If I hold up one
corner of a square and a man cannot come back
to me with the other three, I won’t bother to go
over the point again.”
Confucius - the Analects
THE GREATEST THING ANYONE CAN DO FOR GOD
IS PRAY. IT IS NOT THE ONLY THING, BUT IT IS THE
CHIEF THING. THE GREAT PEOPLE OF EARTH ARE
THE PEOPLE WHO PRAY.
I DO NOT MEAN THOSE WHO TALK ABOUT PRAYER;
NOR THOSE WHO SAY THEY BELIEVE IN PRAYER;
NOR YET THOSE WHO CAN EXPLAIN ABOUT PRAYER;
BUT I MEAN THOSE PEOPLE WHO TAKE TIME TO PRAY.
S. D. GORDON
THE SPIRIT OF MAN IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MERE PHYSICAL STRENGTH, AND THE SPIRITUAL FIBER OF A NATION THAN ITS WEALTH.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
REPENTANCE, TO BE OF ANY AVAIL, MUST
WORK A CHANGE OF HEART AND CONDUCT
Theodore Ledyard Cuyler
THE CHOICE BEFORE US IS PLAIN, CHRIST OR CHAOS,
CONVICTION OR COMPROMISE, DISCIPLINE OR
DISINTEGRATION. I AM RATHER TIRED OF HEARING
ABOUT OUR RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES AS AMERICAN
THE TIME IS COME, IT IS NOW.
WHEN WE OUGHT TO HEAR ABOUT THE DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES OF OUR CITIZENSHIP. AMERICA’S
FUTURE DEPENDS UPON HER ACCEPTANCE AND
DEMONSTRATING GOD’S GOVERNMENT. ----PETER MARSHALL
Church of the Science of God
La Jolla, California 92038-3131
© Church of the Science of GOD, 1993