Almighty Bowl of Lettuce, I come before you today humbled by the magnitude of the responsbilities of doing this blog. May you help me, great Bowl of Lettuce, to realize that those who have been given the greatest responsibility need the greatest guidance. I pray that you show me what is good and what is required of me. I pray for your insight, oh wise and powerful Bowl of Lettuce, your compassion and your strength. Amen.
Thank you for allowing me to start my blogging today with that little prayer. It will make be a much better blogger. And I do hope you were not offended that I offered my prayer to the great Bowl of Lettuce. As long as the General Assembly is allowed to use prayer, but only prayer that does not refer to any specific religion, I feel that is also what the rest of us should do. As long as we are talking about a God who isn't attached to anything specific, i.e. a God made up by the courts, Bowl of Lettuce is as good a name as any, isn't it?
I note that the House prayer has "been approved by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter." Good. Wouldn't want any unapproved prayers sneaking in. The Bowl of Lettuce would not be pleased.
The state Senate, meanwhile, opened its session with a short period of silence. Sure seems like the better course at this point.