A good reminder for my American readers ahead of deciding who they would like to have as the Most Powerful Man In The World.
Sovereign Lord, foolish we are, believing that we can rule ourselves by selecting this or that person to rule over us. We are at it again. Help us not to think it more significant than it is, but also give us and those we elect enough wisdom to acknowledge our follies. Help us laugh at ourselves, for without humour our politics cannot be humane. We desire to dominate and thus are dominated. Free us, dear Lord, for otherwise we perish. AMEN.
From Stanley Hauerwas’ Prayers Plainly Spoken, p. 74.
Your Correspondent, Knows politicians’ speech exists to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable