PRAY FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ON THOSE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT THE NATION
Eugene saw the positive train of events taking place in France as contributing to a participation God’s plan of salvation for all.
But in order for the Almighty hand, that has designed these divine plans from all eternity, to unfold them before our eyes and ensure their perfect realization, we must ensure that “the Creator Spirit, who is sent from on High and works here below as a second creation”, who in the days of the Apostles “renewed the face of the earth” (Ps 103-104,30), is poured out on the men elected to represent the nation, and gives them the wisdom and strength of which He is the source.
Pastoral letter from the Bishop of Marseilles, on the occasion of the general elections and the forthcoming opening of the National Assembly, March 20, 1848
“Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.” (Khalil Gibran)
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