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‘On a remote ranch more than 70 miles out of Austin, evangelical leaders assembled for a 2 day retreat. It wasn’t a religious revival that drew the group of 2oo Christians but the chance to hear Governor Rick Perry give his testimony why he should be President Of The United States.
Among Perry’s promises to those at the ranch that he would select a pro-life running mate. He spoke openly about his faith and was honest and very upfront on his answers. ( I like the pro-life part.)
The retreat comes just weeks after Perry hosted a prayer rally at a stadium in Houston Christian leaders agree he had solidified his standing as he now heads to Iowa and South Carolina to get the word out about why he should be president.
The meeting received little public notice even though the attendees included James Dodson of Focus On The Family, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Bishop Harry Jackson of the largest Black churches in the United States for example.’
In this writer’s opinion, good for Governor Perry! It is nice to see a candidate who is not afraid to openly speak about his faith and how it guides him in public office. The country would be a better place if we had candidates who gave us honest answers and not what we like to hear just to pull a vote in their favor. That is a very good thing.
WHERE VOTERS STAND . If the election were here today, how would you vote? Interesting stats indeed. Looks like the religious folks have a big say in the matter! Good!
24% Born Again
G.O.P. voters and leaners 24%
14% BORN again
11% -Born again
12% Born again
Dear brothers and sisters of Christ-
Next Sunday, October 23, Pope Benedict XVI calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocations to be missionary. It’s World Mission Sunday! As Catholics around the world, here at home, and in missions gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Catholic’s worldwide missionary work. We pray for those awaiting the ‘Good News’ of our Lord great love for us and for missionaries who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ.
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Joyce Meyers Food For The Soul
PRAY EACH DAY
‘Compassionate God, your generous presence is always attuned to hurting ones Your listening ear is bent toward the cries of the wounded. Your heart of love fills with tears for the suffering. Turn my inward eye to see that I am not alone. I am part of all life. Each one’s joy and sorrow, and mine is theirs. May I draw strength from this inner communion. May it daily recommit me to be a compassionate presence for all who struggle with life pains.‘
‘HEART OF COMPASSION’
Joyce Rupp OSM writer.
BY POPE JOHN II THE GOSPEL OF LIFE NO -95
‘In our present struggle between the “culture of life” and the ‘ culture of death’ there is need to develop a deep critical sense, capable of discerning true values and authentic needs. What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life. All together, we must build a new culture of life.’
Well put by Pope John Paul. Pray that pro-life prevails and so doses the end of terrorism and unemployment plus hurt we see in the third worlds. Pray congress may address the problems with God ‘s help and please help us all and forgive us.