QQOTD: Rear Admiral Barry Black, Senate Chaplain
“Give sight to the ethically, morally, and spiritually blind.”
~ Rear Admiral Barry Black, 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, in his opening prayer on February 4, 2020, during a Senate Session. Senators spoke for up to 10 minutes each on the articles of impeachment against President Trump (Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress). See also Impeachment trial of Donald Trump (C-SPAN)
Who is likely the target audience for Black’s admonition?
How are “they” ethically, morally, and spiritually blind? In other words, what are they refusing to see?
Overall, how likely are “they” to heed the chaplain’s message?
Historical queries (To be determined in the near or far future):
What has history revealed about the willfully “ethically, morally, and spiritually blind.”
The Full Prayer:
Let us pray. Eternal God, we offer You our hearts. Guide our lawmakers. May they strive to permit justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. Grant that they will join You in Your Messianic thrust to bring good news to the marginalized, to announce freedom for those who suffer, and to give sight to the ethically, morally, and spiritually blind. Lord, inspire our Senators to live pure and blameless lives, seeking to bring the greatest glory to You. We pray in Your strong name, Amen.