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my ways are not thy ways, pal

By Fr. Paul Mankowski, S.J. (articles ) | Jun 11, 2003

The hymn "For the Healing of the Nations" really exists, apparently.

All that kills abundant living,
Let it from the earth be banned:
Pride of status, race, or schooling,
Dogmas that obscure your plan.
In our common quest for justice
May we hallow life's brief span.

What's the point of a dogma that doesn't obscure my plan?

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 11, 2003 12:46 PM ET USA

    Sorry had to look this up in the Dictionary-Dogma 1. creed, doctrine,..... 2. conviction, fixed opinion. 1st one is reflective according to principles of faith, while 2nd description is a human conviction point of view. This hymn pleas for the Lord's Divine Will above all, and challenges humanity to ask, seek, and pray we fulfill in the Spirit of Accordance. And then again we could look pushy, intolerant, arrogant, biased, fanatical. May The Lord's Grace, Spirit & Divine Order Surround Us.

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