There’s a lot of panic going on. End of the world stuff. Humour is sometimes a great settler; and prayer even more so.
One wonders is the Trump-Clinton story really just a comedy show, or maybe an attempt by a dissenting billionaire – a rogue member of some secret society – to relaunch his favourite childhood memory. Has he invested millions in a world-wide plot to knock all comers off the most popular list of childrens’s programmes? Does he hate Donald Duck and the Hill Billies so much that he is actually funding the whole thing? Is it Trump, or is it Clinton? Maybe it’s really Trumpton! You have to laugh, or at least smile…before you cry!
And once the laugh subsides, ask the good Lord to bless them both with the gift of the True Faith. Here’s a wee prayer:
O Lord, give them the supernatural gift of Wisdom: Your gift by which they may know You, the highest cause of all, and so be true peacemakers in whom there is no rebellion against reason.
O Lord, give them the supernatural gift of Understanding: Your gift by which they may know the end for which they exist and the means of attaining it, and so be truly pure in heart as they see you in all things.
O Lord, give them the supernatural gift of Knowledge: Your gift by which they may make right judgements, in the the light of Faith, in all things, and so fruitfully mourn for their sins.
O Lord, give them the supernatural gift of Counsel: Your gift by which they may see the means to obtain Heaven, and so be merciful.
O Lord, give them the supernatural gift of Piety: the gift by which they may venerate You as their all-perfect and all-loving Father, their parents, their kinsfolk, and their country, and so be truly meek.
O Lord, give them the supernatural gift of Fortitude: the gift by which they may be steadfast in dangers and have confident hope in reaching You, and so be hunger and thirst for righteousness.
O Lord, give them the supernatural gift of Fear of You: the gift by which they may revere You and avoid what separates them from You, and so be poor in spirit – seeking neither to be rich nor honoured but only humble before You.
Dear God, please convert Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith! Save them from the Evil One.