A Prayer for Paris

Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress.
Those who think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong.
~President Barack Obama

Paris has long been my ideal. While I concede that my love for Paris is romantic, mine is not a postcard passion prompted by landmarks or lovers or croissants. It is true love, borne of reverence and gratitude for liberty pledged to tolerance and humane consciousness.

I pray for the victims and for the families of the victims of the November 13 Paris terror attacks. I pray for all of the people of Paris, for Paris itself. May the city cling to its humanity and remain a lodestar to all seeking hearts.
Lord, draw near. Amen.

Paris” by Thomas McGowan is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.


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