Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Goodnight brother.

Go forth upon thy journey from this world,
O Christian Soul;
in the peace of him in whom thou hast believed,
in the name of God the Father who created thee,
in the name of Jesus Christ who suffered for thee,
in the name of the Holy Spirit who strengthened thee.
May angels and archangels
and all the armies of the heavenly host
come to meet thee;
may Christ be thy Pilot and give thee safe crossing,
may all the saints of God welcome thee,
may thy portion this day be in gladness and peace,
thy dwelling in Paradise.
Go forth upon thy journey, O Christian Soul.

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful . . . For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Luke 6:36 & 38

…In the same way as you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Matthew 7:2 NIV

Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
Luke 6:46 NIV

The one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.
Luke 6:49 NIV

"Such incredibly flawed eyewitness testimony should never be the basis for an execution," said Stephen Marsh, Troy Davis’s attorney, in the days before Troy’s execution: "To execute someone under these circumstances would be unconscionable."

They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.
Hosea 8:7

Rest in peace, Troy Davis. 
After being halted five minutes before it was due to begin, for the Supreme Court to deliberate a further four hours, this execution was finally carried out at 10.53pm Georgia time, and Troy's time of death was 11.08pm on Wednesday 21st September 2011.
In his last words Troy showed immense courage, faith and grace.


Buzzfloyd said...

May God have mercy on the people who did this. He is already lifting up Troy Davis. But what they have done will not go away.

To paraphrase Bishop Latimer, one of the Oxford martyrs:
We have this day lit such a candle, by God's grace, in America, as I trust shall never be put out.

Anonymous said...

I weep with you. Blessings.

Roberta said...

An agony, until the end.
I am filled with a deep sadness.
And, I find this outcome, in the face of such overwhelming doubt,frightening for what it says about the institutions of government today.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Not sure I know who this is, but may he find peace.

Ember said...

I agree with you Buzz and Roberta.

Bless you mostlymotley

Michelle, a quick internet search on 'Troy Davis' should give you the general picture.