Today, let's take a few minutes to remember all little children and other innocents who are affected by circumstances beyond their control -- the children who are starving in Darfur and in the Sudan; the children who are forced to bear arms at an early age; the little girls who are not educated because they are girls -- we could go on.
"We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents of Bethlehem by the order of King Herod. Receive, we pray, into the arms of your mercy all innocent victims; and by your great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants and establish your rule of justice, love, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen." [The Book of Common Prayer, 238]
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek