Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Take it back


In a great example of government of the People, for the People, and by the People, Quaker Dave has put forth a great suggestion. Fran tipped me to it (thank you, Fran).

Part of Obama's appeal was his expression of faith in the People, saying We can do it, not that he can do it.

So let's do it.
--the BB

4 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul, Pastor Rick's invocation will very likely be an acceptable prayer. I don't like having him front and center at all, and I posted my final, futile protest against Pastor Rick's part in the inauguration today. However, tell me why sending up competing prayers is a good idea. It doesn't seem right to me.

QuakerDave said...

Thanks for the link and for the plug.

So... are YOU gonna do it?

Come on by and sign up!

Paul said...

Mimi, I saw your blog today (a slow moment at work) and I think your point is well taken. Competing prayers just don't feel right.

My take on it, however, is not a matter of competing prayers but of an opportunity for lots of people to offer prayers. Now, that may not be the intent of the launchers of such a program, but it's my take. I tend to do with stuff what I will and don't always fit into the program.

So my vision is a multitude of prayers from many hearts and voices and I figure that can't be bad. But a spirit of competing in prayer is definitely soul-endangering. So let each do as she will and may many hearts invoke peace, justice, and blessing.

Paul said...

Quaker Dave, I love writing prayers, so I probably will, but I cannot commit in advance. Social commitments, yes, but creative commitments require some aligning, if not of planets, at least of creative juices and inspiration.