Wednesday, November 05, 2008

America In The Making~

We listen-but do we hear.
We look-but do we see.
We act-but do we think first.
We think-but do we act.
We vote-but do we know what we are voting for.
We pray for guidance-but do wait for the guide to lead us.

The day after, what will go down in history as a turning point in this great nation is more important than the the day of.....

Today is the day the work begins. We all know what we think about , we bring about.
Regardless what our vote was, whether we are satisfied or not......that is history.

We have a new day, with a new President in this place we call "The United States Of America"....let us go forward with good thoughts, malice toward none, patience to allow change, and a contribution to help make that change a reality.

Some historical days in our past on November 5Th.

**In 1603, King James I took the throne in England. An avid Protestant, he began persecuting Catholics in the country. He forbid Catholics from practicing their religion ,and punished Catholics who did not convert to the Protestant church.

The Gunpowder Conspirators were a group of Catholics who sought to take action against the king. They plotted to blow up the British Houses of Parliament. They planned to do so, when the king and his supporters were in the buildings. Their plot was uncovered on November 5, 1605. Thirty six barrels of gunpowder were found in the basement of Parliament. Guy Fawkes, the leader of the conspiracy, was arrested and tortured until he confessed. He was arrested just as he was about to ignite the gunpowder**

1) The United States and Great Britain signed a peace treaty in Paris formally ending the Revolutionary War in 1782.

2) Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860.

3) Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863.

4) President John F. Kennedy was the youngest man to be elected president of the United States. He was assassinated in Dallas Texas on November 5Th, 1963.

Kennedy was also the first Catholic president of the United States .
349+ years after the Catholics were being persecuting and killed for their religious practices.

So, take note that whatever we think about the now, 50 years ago, 100 years ago, it is all a part of history, the good, the bad, the unthinkable. We can learn from history, only if we invite history into our thoughts, learn from it and chart a path for something better.

Noble November~a fitting title.

Bea Kunz

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Hi Bea
You have been tagged here.