Heal our Wounds for a Better World

Father, please heal nations and people divided by anger. Squelch the voices of those who fan the fires of hate.

Mend hurting lives. Bring those to account who harm Your children. Speak to their hearts how much they need to get treatment for the seething hatred that consumes them, and the lives of those they touch with the poison of their tongues, and the power of their fists. Heal the abused before their despair steals away their lives like a thief in the night.

Grant the abused the gift of peace. End the noise of tapes from their past and present that say they are not worth the space they occupy on this earth.

You don’t make junk. Each life has value. Every life has a purpose.

In these uncertain times, help us shine with Your love. Only love will carry us through. Each person doing what he or she can to be there for others is what is needed now more than ever.

The oxygen of hate only leads to igniting more hatred. We are better than that.

We will only defeat the voices of injustice and inequality as we work together. Those who encourage racism are just as guilty as those who practice it.

On November 3rd Americans will have a crucial decision to make. They can either choose the road that leads to a more loving America or one filled with more hatred, more division, more fear, more intolerance.

Father, show us how we can build a more beautiful world. Show us how we can love with a love that gives asking nothing in return.

Make it our mission each day to love others as You call us to love changing one life at a time.

What kind of world do we want to leave for our children? Will there be a world to leave our children? Father, our survival will depend upon the answer we give to those questions. Help us make the right choice.

Amen.

Dr. Kevin James Osborne M.A., M,Div., Psy D., D.Sc., D.D., O.P.C. ,D.-C.P.C. D.A.B.T.E, C.M.H.C. is Dean of Psychology and President of Student Affairs at St. James the Elder University. He is a chaplain with Holy Catholic Church International. He feels God is leading him to study more about theology, philosophy, music, writing, and counseling. Dr. Karen Osborne B.A., D.Sc. in Psychology, C.M.H.C. is the Registrar of St. James the Elder University. Our mission field is wherever God puts us for His glory.

About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D. Ph.D. and Th.D. Candidate

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on October 11, 2020, in Rethinking and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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