KCT Thought of the Week, August 8, 2008

O God, we thank You for this earth,our home; for the wide sky and the blessed sun, for the salt sea and the running water, for the everlasting hills and the never-resting winds, for trees and the common grass underfoot. We thank You for our senses by which we hear the songs of the birds, and see the splendor of the summer fields. Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty; and save our souls from being so blind that we pass unseeing when even the common thornbush is aflame with Your glory, O God our Creator, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.      Walter Rauschenbusch, 1861-1918

Vaughn's Island: Photo by Robert Dennis