Saturday, April 22, 2017


On the Catholic Good Friday service, there are official prayers for three groups: Jews, Non-Catholics, and Non-Believers.  None of these prayers ask or focus on any of these groups becoming Catholics or joining the One, True Church, as some Catholics would say.  There is nothing about we are right, and you outsiders are doomed.  Here is the Prayer For Jews:
We pray for the Jewish people, to whom The Lord our God spoke first, 
That he may grant them to advance in love of his name
And in faithfulness to his covenant.
We simply pray that they be good Jews as God called them first in his covenant with them.  This prayer keeps us out of hate, prejudice, and judgment, all good things to be rid of.  Do a Mitzvah today. That means a kindness expecting no return.

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