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 Chaplain Corner - July 2020 

 

July 1, 2020

 

From the Chaplain’s Pen ……………………………………………. Chaplain Al Lowe

 

 

Happy Birthday United States!

 

The signing of the Declaration of Independence.

In Philadelphia, July 2, 1776, rain threatened.  South Carolina joined the majority to make the decision unanimous in the sense that no colony stood opposed.  The vote went rapidly.  And so it was done, the break was made, in words at least:  on July 2, 1776, in Philadelphia, the American colonies declared independence.

 It was to be the eloquent lines of the second paragraph of the Declaration that would stand down the years, affecting the human spirit as neither Jefferson nor anyone could have foreseen.  Wrote Jefferson, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."  (from John Adams by David McCullough, pp 129, 135-6)

Blessings,

Chaplain Al Lowe

District 14 Chaplain

Department of Texas Chaplain

 

 

Bible Verse Of The Month

 Mark, Chapter 1, Verse 3

 "The voice of one crying in the wilderness,

Prepare ye the way of the Lord,

make his paths straight."

 

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