Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday October 29 , 2015 "And While there is a Soul in Prison, I Am Not Free" Eugene V. Debs

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Daily Dig for October 29

Eugene V. Debs
Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living human beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest person on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
Source: Statement to the court upon being convicted of violating the Sedition Act, September 18, 1918

Daily Prayer for October 29

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. Psalm 89:15–16, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, 
how lovingly you have thought of us! How much good you let us experience again and again! So our hearts are happy, and we go to rest this night full of joy and thanks because we are your children. Our thanks and joy shall be our service to you day and night. More than this you do not ask, and in this we will be faithful. We want to be joyful and to be glad for our lives. Even when we face dark hours, O Lord our God, we are filled with hope that brings us joy for the future as well as for the present, with assurance that your salvation is coming. We rejoice in what you give us already today. Amen.
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