The Pledge…a new view
I caught this really cool breakdown of the pledge of allegiance I thought I’d share…
I pledge: a formal promise, a vow
Allegiance: our loyalty
To the Flag: to the symbol
Of the United States of America: our country
And to the republic: our government
For which it stands: what the flag represents
One nation Under God: Together guided by the grace and mercy of God
Indivisible: Holding together with everything we have in unity
With Liberty: the quality or state of being free
And Justice: the quality of being just, impartial, or fair
For All: Everyone.
We say this over and over again, that, like other things that have become part of our culture, the meaning kinda lessens over time.
With that in mind: Lord, you have allowed me to live in this flawed, yet wonderful and dynamic country. I pray for the wisdom honor this nation as a citizen dedicated to her time-honored dreams and ideals. May we always have the temerity to look to your guidance, to stop being so divisive and angry-to strive for unity with everything we have, to acquire the quality and state of being free, and to behave in a fair and impartial mindset with everyone according to the laws both here in our country and in the heavenlies. In Jesus Name, amen.