1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: Faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Every day I am thankful for my faith in God. I have hope that our country will survive these difficult and challenging times, that our church, community and nation will prosper. Hope that we will find good ways to solve the issues of racial, religious, and cultural discrimination, climate change, immigration, wars, hunger, homelessness, pandemics and all of the other things that cause division and strife in our world.

If we could all learn to listen with open ears, eyes and hearts, the world could be in a better place, and we could enjoy this beautiful life and planet that God had so graciously granted to all of us. I guess as a child of the 60’s I truly believe that LOVE will get us through all of our trials and tribulations.

Most gracious and loving Father, please guide us to be the people you would have us to be. Show us your will and help us to follow in your path. Thank you for each moment that you grant us. We love you.


Fran Castleberry