Daily Mediation for May 27, 2024

Ulysses S. Grant, the general who brought the Civil War to an end and served as President from 1869-1877, deserves our attention this Memorial Day for his warning about the present time: “If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” While we respectfully remember all the brave patriots who have given their lives for our country, we also need to counteract the human failings that fuel the other side of the line. Certainly, we need to beg for God’s help while actively influencing the judgment and participation of fellow voters. How can you help to guard the “future of our national existence”?

By Mary Jackle, OSB