Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Idea Of Justice” by Amartya Sen.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Today I am thankful for leaders who stand up for the present in a way that honors the future. Today I am appreciative of leaders who demonstrate hope. Thank You for these leaders. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“The notion of human right builds on our shared humanity. These rights are not derived from the citizenship of any country, or the membership of any nation, but are presumed to be claims or entitlements of every human being. They differ, therefore, from constitutionally created rights guaranteed for specific people.”

The hope for the earth, its humanity and its all, is so big that it becomes small; the idea stretches across oceans, icecaps, and deserts, and soars above mountains and assimilates beneath clay — as we become neighbors. This hope becomes a neighborhood of the earth. These leaders have been called. And those of these leaders who know they have been called by God, know. And those of these leaders who do not know, may they come into this knowing, and may we continue to hope alongside one another upon this earth of one. There is a reason why we are here, now, during this moment in history. Order determines destiny, hope is born of the last, and the last shall be the first. Amen.


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