Presidential Insight

I promised more on President Harry S. Truman. While he may not have the greatest reputation as far as character goes, it seems as though his heart was right. The following prayer was said by Truman from his high school days through his presidency. “O, almighty and everlasting God, creator of heaven and earth and inverse: Help me to be, to think, to act what is right, because it is right. Make me truthful, honest, and honorable in all things. Make me intellectually honest for the sake of right and honor, and without thought of reward to me. Give me the ability to be charitable, forgiving, and patient with my fellow men. Help me to understand their motives and their shortcomings – even as Thou understandest mine. Amen.” He also said that “The Sermon on the Mount is the greatest of all things in the Bible, a way of life, and maybe someday men will get to understand it as the real way of life.” Great prayer and insight for us all.

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