For the Cessation of Violence

In observance of the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School.

Almighty God, Creator of all men, unto whom the blood of Abel crieth from the ground: Deliver us, we beseech thee, from the fear and anger which driveth Cain to rise up and slay his brother. Grant us the courage to forgive, and the humility to be forgiven; cast away the beams from our eyes, that we may truly see all men as our brothers in Christ; and vouchsafe us to live in peace and harmony until the coming of thy Kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Bouguereau The First Mourning

Premier Deuil (The First Mourning) [Adam and Eve mourning the death of their son Abel at the hands of their son Cain], by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). From Wikipedia.

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