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New (un)holy day established by Pope Francis on Sept. 1, the “World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation”

In keeping with his encyclical on climate change released a couple of months ago, the Pope is establishing a new holy day to “be celebrated on 1st September each year.” He calls it the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.” In a letter to Cardinals Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, he expressed his desire to stand with the Orthodox Church, which already celebrates that day each year.

Although the Pope has criticized Christians for being obsessed with abortion and gays and although he acknowledged it was wrong to muder in the name of God, while saying it was wrong to provoke or insult people by speaking ill of their religion, he has yet to address in any significant way all the persecution taking place as Islamists attack Christians. Yet for some reason, the fairy tale known as global warming has a higher priority than morals to preserve society and unborn babies who ensure human societies continue (not to mention that unborn female babies and babies of color are the ones targeted for murder the most).

His letter proclaims the Sept. 1 holy day as “a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation…as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” Never mind the real sins humans commit against other humans and against God himself. Made up sins against “Mother Earth” are more serious. One has to wonder with his upcoming speech at the UN and before the US Congress in September if he will reiterate his call for one world governance to combat this imaginary problem and then use it as a springboard later to usher in another Inquisition against Jews and genuine Christians.

Pope Francis goes on to state that this day will be a sign to promote his ecumenical aspirations of unity with the Orthodox Church, “other ecumenical organizations”, and the World Council of Churches. Essentially, another move toward establishing one world religion. As I stated a few weeks ago, the Pope’s climate change initiatives are steeped in pagan religious principles. And as verification of that, he ends his letter to his Cardinals with an invocation to dead saints (a practice called necromancy that the Bible speaks against in Deut. 18:10-12)–“…I invoke the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God and of St. Francis of Assisi, whose Canticle of the Creatures inspires so many men and women of goodwill to live in praise of the Creator and with respect for creation.”

Source: Pope Francis announces World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, Independent Catholic News, August 10, 2015.

Harry A. Gaylord

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20 thoughts on “New (un)holy day established by Pope Francis on Sept. 1, the “World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation”

  1. Wow, scary! The world is over populated by 6 billion people? Maybe that’s why there is no outcry from the leftist elitists regarding the massacre of Christians by ISIL, it is viewed as population reduction. God bless us and please come Lord Jesus.

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  2. Hi Harry – while there are many things on which I agree with you, this is not one of them. The context of this article is the Pope’s missal Laudato Si, which has been criticized by Catholics and Protestants alike. However, I have read the missal and I do not find it anethema at all. Some of the most scathing criticisms are from the West, where life is very different from other parts of the world. The Pope makes it very clear that unless Christ is at the center the whole idea of caring for the created (but fallen) world dissolves into a kind of futile paganism.

    Without our Saviour Jesus Christ, no renewed ecological, political or economical system will obtain. If you think for one moment that these spheres of life are not important, remember that Jesus addressed these very issues in His own ministry. He fed the hungry, healed the sick, cursed the fruitless fig tree, cast out demons and proclaimed the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven. His ministry to the world was whole and complete.

    I would like to leave you with one scripture: “Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.”(Romans 14:6)

    So, comfort and encourage each other with these words. Our Lord is coming.

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    1. Dean,

      I hate to say it but when it comes to anything dealing with any Pope’s bad doctrines, you turn a blind eye and play pretend. It’s kind of like what many of my fellow African Americans do whenever someone tells the disappointing truth about the U.S.’s lying, corrupt, unconstitutional President Obama. I, however, only owe my allegiance above anyone else to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So I don’t see anyone as being above my questioning them if they don’t line up with God’s word. I expect people to do the same toward me if my doctrines don’t line up with scripture.

      You said, “The Pope makes it very clear that unless Christ is at the center the whole idea of caring for the created (but fallen) world dissolves into a kind of futile paganism.” If that were true, why did he recruit an atheist socialist and a Gaia-worshiping pantheist to consult with on his global warming initiatives? Neither one of them puts Christ at their center, unless it’s a false Christ. He also wants to have a world body like the UN to oversee and enforce carbon taxes and population control, in agreement with his globalist underlings in every ungodly socialist-leaning Nazi-type organization on Earth, from the Bilderbergers to the Council on Foreign Relations to the Trilateral Commission.

      You can quote scripture all you want, Dean. But at the end of the day, you’re simply a papist who follows the Vatican blindly whatever they may do. This leads me to believe you’re just one of the Vatican’s many blind trolls who comb the Internet to defend your false doctrines, whether you be from Opus Dei, the Franciscan Order, a Jesuit, or with the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. Stop being the Vatican’s flunky and start putting Jesus first, instead of the Mary-worshipping pagan Popes.

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      1. Hi Harry – I have no power over what you believe about me. I’ve commented honestly on your articles sometimes in support of what you have to say and sometimes I have another opinion. On this issue, I disagree with you. Its as simple as that. I haven’t attacked you personally but simply stated my opinion based on the content of what you have written. If that’s a crime, then I’m guilty as charged. But, I don’t answer to you about what I think, believe or write. We shall all get our opportunity to answer to God – Pope, Harry and Dean included. As for quoting scripture, I know of no better source to judge between God’s revelation and man’s opinion. Do you?

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      2. Dean,

        You said, “On this issue, I disagree with you. Its as simple as that. I haven’t attacked you personally but simply stated my opinion based on the content of what you have written.” You and I both know that isn’t true. You stated your opinion to oppose mine simply because you defend the Vatican and its corrupt doctrines no matter what. That is obvious by your past comments here, as well as here, and also here.

        [As for quoting scripture, I know of no better source to judge between God’s revelation and man’s opinion. Do you?]

        But you forgot one huge thing, Dean. Or maybe two. (1) Even Satan quotes scripture, and (2) Quoting scripture is fine as long as you “rightly divide the word of truth,” which you have not done by defending the Vatican and RCC system when misusing the scripture to defend their wrongdoings. I gave proof that the Pope is in league with devilish atheists and pantheists on this issue, which if you rightly divided God’s word you would know is against God (Jer. 10:2, 2 Cor. 6:14). And in this particular letter for the Sept. 1 “holy” day, he states clearly that he is invoking Mary’s help. It’s an invocation prayed to a person who is dead on this Earth. By praying to her, he is seeking her as a mediator, when the Bible states clearly only Jesus Christ is our mediator (1 Timothy 2:5).

        Furthermore, the Pope is seeking the help of the UN, an organization founded on Luciferian principles with the help of the Lucis Trust. Instead of examining all this proof, which is easy to find, you just saw I was criticizing the Pope and came to his defense like a lapdog. After all, from what I can see of your whole body of comments, that’s your job. Just like it’s the mainstream media’s endeavor to lift up an anti-Christ like Obama even when he’s clearly wrong. And I’m using Obama as an example because he is the Pope’s underling. They play on the same NWO team even when they pretend to disagree in public.

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    2. So you acknowledge that the Papal system is in support of the rise of the Antichrist:

      Without our Savior Jesus Christ, no renewed ecological, political or economical system will obtain.

      The one world government that you acknowledged here isn’t the work of Jesus Christ, who will come in blazing fire to bring fiery justice and retribution to all those who do not know God or obey the gospel of Jesus Christ. No, this is the work of the end-time whore under the leadership of the Vatican which will help to bring to power the Antichrist for the New World Order. Under this world governmental system the Antichrist will control everyone with his mark, make it so no transactions can take place apart from that mark, and will command that all worship him. This Antichrist, both in the place of and against Christ, will be proclaimed as the christ by the end-time whore, much the way Catholicism presents a false christ to its followers and the world that bears no resemblance to Christ of the Scriptures, cannot save and does not reconcile us to God. God bless us.

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  3. Hi Harry – let’s be upfront and open. If you don’t want a different opinion on your site then so be it. You
    can email me directly to desist and I’ll withdraw immediately from posting my thoughts. Then, you will be left with a whole lot of Little Harry’s who follow you blindly.

    There have been issues that we’ve agreed on and I thank God for that. There have also been issues that we’ve disagreed on and I thank God for that too. I don’t hunt through your articles to find issues to disagree upon.

    I don’t troll your site; your blog comes through to my registered email and I comment when moved. Isn’t that the point? Some of the articles with an American political or social focus I can’t comment on. I can only comment on those things that touch me as a South African Christian.

    I love the Lord, so I speak my mind as I see fit on my path with Him. Perhaps, I am still on milk while you are supping on solid spiritual food? Only God knows that, so if I am the baby in Christ, so be it. I know very well that Satan used scripture against our Lord. But, I haven’t done that here. I’ve tried to harmonize scriptures according to discussions you started.

    I would like to leave you with a few thoughts. I have seen your gentleness with struggling people and I admire that. It’s good to keep dialogue open. If people don’t hear the Gospel, how will they be saved? Nevertheless, the pope has a much wider dialogue going on in the world than your blog, so how much gentler must he be? And, yet, Francis speaks the centrality of Jesus Christ to all issues. I believe that is his calling in the Great Commission.

    My goal is not to seek division with you but Christ’s love. If we find common ground, thank God. If this request is a bridge too far for you, let God be true and every man a liar. We will both answer to Him.

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  4. How can the pope present Christ’s love when he believes in a false christ? How can he be called to sharing the gospel when he doesn’t know, nor believe the gospel? Pope Francis is like all of the popes throughout the history of the RCC, he is a type of the Antichrist, who perverts the truth of the Scriptures through adding traditions and man-made doctrines, something which the Lord clearly condemns in Matthew chapter 15. Adding to the Scriptures results in the presentation of a false christ who cannot save and who is not the Son of God sent to this earth by our heavenly Father to be the propitiation for the sins of the whole world. God bless us.

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    1. Amen, Eliza.

      @Dean,

      If I didn’t want a different opinion on my site, I would have just deleted ALL of your comments. And if you follow my site, you know that many (if not most) of the comments that have been left have disagreed with my opinions, but I let them have their say. So your statement about me wanting people to follow me blindly is disingenuous.

      I allow people such as yourself to express your views because I don’t fear them or you. Additionally, it gives everyone who comes here a chance to see how misguided people can be when they choose their opinions and traditions over what God’s word actually says. Also (hopefully) it helps people sharpen their discernment skills as I try to set an example of how to rightly divide God’s word of truth when faced with opposition.

      The Pope’s “dialogue” that you’re talking about is simply him taking advantage of the ways of the world and worldly thinking to brainwash the masses into bowing to his anti-Christ will so he can help usher in global governance under the Antichrist and one world religion. For you to not have a problem with the Catholic Catechism and the statements he has made to worship Mary just reveal the type of spirit you have, Dean. You equate those man-made pagan traditions as being equivalent to God’s word and anyone who knows God and his word can see through your misconceptions. We don’t have to wait until we stand before God’s throne on the other side of glory to know that. God has made it clear right now, today that the RCC’s practices and doctrines are anti-biblical. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit has to say and that’s all it takes.

      I accused you of being a troll because you so adamantly defend the anti-biblical. The Vatican has the largest group of spies on the planet. Some of them infiltrate non-Catholic churches to seduce pastors and other leaders into compromising positions so they can then blackmail them into obeying the Vatican. Others are sent to serve in governments around the world to compromise state secrets. Still others are sent to troll the Internet to oppose those who oppose the papacy, using the Net as a propaganda tool. Just because you agree with me on some things does not excuse the beliefs you have that clearly violate God’s word even if you don’t see them as violating God’s word.

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      1. The false christ of the Catholic church of course. The false christ who is present in the wafer after the priest chants his incantation and so the host becomes something that is adored and worshiped as being christ. The false christ that is received when one eats the wafer at their first communion. The false christ who needs the empty ordinance of baptism by the Catholic church to save a sinners soul. The false christ who cannot save to the uttermost and needs purgatory to make the sinner holy and perfect. The false christ whose story is told in the traditions of the Catholic church rather than the Bible. The false christ who is not the intercessor between God and man but needs the Catholic priestto be an intercessor. The false christ who is appeased by chanting words over beads. The false christ who commands the Catholic church to persecute and kill those who believe in the truth. The false christ that isn’t the only way to the Father in Heaven, but is one of many ways so that even atheists will be in heaven. The false christ that contradicts Christ of the Bible and says that the perverted sex of homosexuals is normal and okay. The false christ that will be a means of leading the whole world through the ecumenical Catholic church to be under the Antichrist through the false end time whore religious system. That is the false christ in whom the pope believes.

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  5. Thanks Harry, but I’ve never been disingenuous on this site. I’ve tried to be polite and orderly in my differences with you. I don’t write to please you but to be honest to God. When I agree with you, I do so warmly and when I think you are wrong I speak out in an orderly fashion. That’s the full extent of the story. You say that Francis is not my brother in Christ and I say he is. One of us is wrong and God will be the final judge of that.

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    1. [I’ve never been disingenuous on this site]

      Dean, I get it. You’re blind to your own faults. However, you claimed in your previous comment that I didn’t want different opinions and I would be left with people who follow me blindly. You admitted you follow my blog. Therefore, you knew before that comment that I DO want differing opinions and people DON’T follow me blindly. That fits the label of being disingenuous. Just because I want different opinions in no way means that I must agree with those opinions or not oppose them if they’re wrong.

      [I don’t write to please you but to be honest to God.]

      No, you don’t, Dean. If you were really honest to God, you would be able to judge trees by their fruit. A corrupt tree like the Vatican cannot bear good fruit. Which brings me to your next statement.

      [You say that Francis is not my brother in Christ and I say he is. One of us is wrong and God will be the final judge of that.]

      Actually, if you knew God’s word as you claim to, you would know his word is already the “final judge of that.” And you have been weighed in the scales of God’s word and are found wanting when it comes to the truth about Popes. Catechisms 846 and 1129 teach that salvation must come by the RCC and its sacraments. Pope Francis has stressed this. Those catechisms preach a different gospel than the true one–that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone, not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9) and our salvation then results in works (James 2:17-11). The catechism has perverted the gospel of Christ and Galatians 1:8-9 says that if anyone preaches any other gospel (like the RCC and its catechism do), we should reject them as being accursed.

      What does that say about you if you defend an accursed thing, Dean? Or about people like Pope Francis who teach accursed things? It’s definitely not saying they are honest to God.

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  6. Harry, you have just changed the scriptures to do a bait and switch. That’s very devious. You wrote: “Those catechisms preach a different gospel than the true one–that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone, not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9)”

    No Harry, what Ephesians 2:8-9 ACTUALLY says is: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (KJV) THERE IS NO “saved by grace through FAITH in Christ ALONE” anywhere in Ephesians or anywhere else in the Bible. This is a Lutherian artiface! I am truly dismayed that you artificially twisted that scripture and then still had the temerity to reference it.

    What you are teaching is just another variant of the Pelagian heresy, the same thing Protestants accuse Catholics of doing. You remain defiantly committed to causing division among Catholic and Protestant Christians. Why is this, Harry? I can only venture that it is out of love for God, albeit misguided. However, Christ himself will purify his bride when he returns. In the meantime, seek common ground with other Christians instead of sowing division. Or do you believe that the only tares in the field are Catholic?

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    1. [Harry, you have just changed the scriptures to do a bait and switch. That’s very devious.]

      Dean, you should really quit while you’re behind with all of your bearing false witness. This is the type of nonsense that’s typical of papists who wouldn’t know biblical truth if it was right in front of them. You’re so intent on propping up an anti-Christ that you can’t see the plain God’s honest truth. You claim to know the Bible, when in fact you are just like Satan when you twist things just to defend your worthless ungodly catechisms.

      Here’s proof. You deny that the Bible says we are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. That principle is everywhere in the New Testament. For you to deny it and twist words and stir up false accusations about me for the sake of your pagan man-made traditions is nothing short of deceptive. And for what? So you can kiss up to your superiors in the RCC to spend less time in the non-existent purgatory? So sad. I’ve noticed how you send up these smokescreens to avoid addressing the fact I suspect you’re from one of the papist organizations I previously mentioned (like Opus Dei) who troll the Internet to hunt down anyone who doesn’t fall in line with your false hellish doctrines. Here’s something for you to ponder about salvation in CHRIST ALONE:

      Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

      Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12 (FYI: Not even Mary can save)

      For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. …if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:3, 9-10, 13 (Sorry, but righteousness has nothing at all to do with praying to Mary or any dead saint like the Pope and his underlings believe. And v. 3, although Paul was speaking of Jews, applies to what Catholics do.)

      For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (Catholic priests, Popes, Mary and other dead saints aren’t mediators. Only Christ is.)

      Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith Hebrews 12:1-2 (The context implies only Jesus and Jesus alone has the first say and final say on our faith.)

      Dean, ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

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      1. Harry, let me be clear, the Bible does not say we are “saved by faith alone.” If you can support that by pointing me to the scripture that says that I will concede that I am wrong and you are right. The scripture you originally referenced was Ephesians 2:8-9. If you want to correctly paraphrase it, the scripture says we are saved by grace through faith and that faith is also a gift of God.

        The “faith alone” mantra is not supported anywhere in the Bible and is most vehemently denied by Calvin, who taught the predestination of the saved. According to this teaching, people play no active roll in their salvation. You are either predestined for salvation or not. The “faith alone” teaching goes to the other extreme, that man alone, by his faith alone, can be saved. This smacks more of salvation by works than what you accuse Catholics of doing.

        The Catholic church teaches that man co-operates with the Holy Spirit. It is not by our faith alone we are saved. The grace of God enables people through the gift of faith to believe in The Way, The Truth and The Life. Calvinism teaches that man is totally reprobate, unable even to naturally respond to the Holy Spirit unless he has been predestined from eternity for salvation by God.

        I believe that the Catholics have correctly interpreted the scriptures. God calls and we respond in faith or not, according to His grace. I think the Protestant term for this is semi-pelagianism. But, this leaves Protestants caught in a conundrum. If we are saved by our faith alone, that faith is our works. Alternately. if we are predestined for salvation, the salvation is by His Grace and nothing we do matters. God has predestined each and every one of us for salvation or destruction. That does not sound like the God of the Bible who is patient and calls to us to turn from sin an follow Him.

        I don’t see the scriptures teaching the opposite.God knows our hearts from eternity. He knows I will choose to follow Christ or not because He knows every choice I will make for Truth or Lie from the beginning. His foreknowledge, however, does not make us robots. We are responsible for choosing Life or Death. We are all graciously given the same faith to believe, Some of us will reject this gift of faith to follow another path, just as Adam did in the beginning.

        You keep saying that I am some kind of troll from an unholy church. Is this the word of the Holy Spirit?

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      2. Dean,

        All you’re doing is carrying out a deceptive play on words that is typical of papists. The scriptures I quoted previously are clear enough. Salvation comes by realizing who Christ is, then placing one’s faith in him when one repents of his/her sin. You’re attempting to say that I’m off simply because an exact phrase that I used isn’t in the Bible word-for-word. It’s simply a trick play on your part. It’s like saying “the rapture isn’t anywhere in scripture” or “the Trinity isn’t anywhere in scripture” simply because the specific words “rapture” or “Trinity” aren’t there when in fact the context proves the principles and concepts of those terms ARE really there.

        So all your talk of Calvin and Pelagian are smokescreens, especially since I have no regard for either one of them.

        You defend Catholicism when it teaches the following:

        ‘“Furthermore, many elements of sanctification and of truth” are found outside the visible confines of the Catholic Church: “the written Word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope, and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as visible elements” Christ’s Spirit uses these Churches and ecclesial communities AS MEANS OF SALVATION, whose power derives from the fullness of grace and truth that Christ has entrusted to the Catholic Church. All these blessings come from Christ and lead to him, and are in themselves calls to “Catholic unity.” All these blessings come from Christ and lead to him, and are in themselves calls to “Catholic unity.”’ Catholic Catechism 819 (They claim the Catholic Church gives salvation to people.)

        ‘The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, “is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.” “For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire Church has FULL, SUPREME and UNIVERSAL POWER over the whole Church, a power which he can ALWAYS exercise UNHINDERED.”’ Catholic Catechism 882 (Only Christ is the true head. By calling himself a “vicar”, the Pope is saying he is “vicariously” Christ himself. He is seeking to unseat Christ as the head. Therefore, he is an anti-Christ.)

        ‘“The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”’ Catholic Catechism 841 (The Koran teaches Muslims that they should carry out jihad against non-Muslims to the point of even taking their lives if they refuse to convert, or submit. Catholicism teaches Allah and Jehovah are the same in this Catechism when they are totally different. Murderers and idolaters do not inherit God’s kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 John 3:15))

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  7. Eliza, when Catholics partake of the Eucharist, they don’t adore a wheat product, but Jesus the Bread of Life, broken for them on the cross. You criticize what you don’t understand, which is typical of Protestants and of Catholics who don’t fully understand. May I ask you to think about one thing? When you say Grace at the dinner table or simply pray God’s blessing upon your food, is it truly blessed? Or is saying grace a mere tradition in your home?

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