National Day of Prayer
Today is National Day of Prayer. What if we united our hearts today around the prayer of Jesus, “May they be one…”?
A teacher asked his students how can you tell when night has given way to day. Students were eager to please saying, “Night has given way to day when you can make our an outline of a tree in the distance or when you can tell a cow is a cow and a horse is a horse.”
The teacher shook his head no and said, “You can tell night has given way to day when you look into the eyes of another and see a brother and you see a sister. If you look into the eyes of another and you don’t see a brother or a sister, it is still night.”
Imagine if our lives joined as a living prayer on this national day of prayer seeing one another as brother and sister, in spite of our differences. Imagine if we joined together not in the words, “Lord, have mercy” but in becoming the presence of mercy together for those who need it the most. Imagine if we entered the darkest places of division and distrust and called forth the dawn daring to see and name one another as sister, brother.