Friday, July 30, 2010
William Wilberforce & Anthony Ashley-Cooper: Witnesses for Social Justice
Just and eternal God, we give you thank for the stalwart faith
and persistence of your servants William Wilberforce and
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, who, undeterred by opposition
and failure, held fast to a vision of justice in which no child
of yours might suffer in enforced servitude and misery.
Grant that we, drawn by that same Gospel vision, may persevere
in serving the common good and caring for those who have been
cast down, that they may be raised up through Jesus Christ. Amen.