Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Founders' Faith

We celebrated the Fourth as is our custom with a festive outdoor lunch on the Abbey breezeway pictured above. At the morning Eucharist Fr. Isaac spoke powerfully of the faith of the founders of our republic, who were "completely unabashed about their relationship to the Great Mystery we call God." This relationship was simply a fact of life for them, absolutely essential and of primordial significance. We pray that our nation will return to the truth of this essential relationship with the good God and realize that "a just society can only be achieved if it is also a good society, good for all its members, especially the most vulnerable."