What will you do on Independence Day?

Happy 4th of July!

 

 
Between all the outdoor events and festivities, fireworks, food, and time with family and friends, I’ve decided to place one thing at the top of my list on the Fourth of July 2017. Prayer.

Don’t get me wrong.

That doesn’t mean I’ll retire quietly at home in thoughtful meditation for the next few days ignoring this holiday completely. After all, we celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year, marking July 4, 1776 as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

My declaration on this Fourth of July is to “speak up” in prayer, words and deeds.

I will act with kindness and inspire reasoned discourse.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”     – Martin Luther King Jr.