Breathing Deeply

I’m trying to avoid the news and the brouhaha about the government shutdown. As a military wife and the wife of a civilian employee, we lived through this nonsense in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I’m attempting to give it up to prayer, right now,

I only wonder whether the folks in Washington (not the state – DC) have decided to cut the relevant passages of Matthew and Luke out of their Bibles. (Isaiah and the prophets in the Hebrew scriptures, and the Koran also have a few choice words to say about the least, last, and the lost as well.)

Lord, in your mercy, forgive us.