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The Fabric of Democracy

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: February 6, 2021

Celebrating the strength of our diversity…

The fabric of democracy
may fray but never tear
though terrorized by those outside or in.
The warp and woof of freedom
boast a strength we can't ignore
as we focus on what makes us one again.

God, unite us as a nation.
Join the pieces of our past
to create a quilt of beauty fringed with pride.
Heal the wounds that we've created
by our arrogance and hate.
Give us grace to listen to the other side.

Yes, Lord, teach us Kingdom values
as we work for peace on earth.
Help us ask ourselves "Just what would Jesus do?"
Prompt us to take risks at loving.
Shield our hearts from cold despair.
Guide our gaze that we might fix our eyes on You.

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Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: February 6, 2021

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