His fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The Lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school one day,
'Twasn't even in the rule.
He made the children laugh and play,
To have a lamb at school.
And then the rules all changed one day,
Illegal it became,
To bring the Lamb of God to school,
Or even speak His name.
Everyday got worse and worse,
And days turned into years.
Instead of hearing children laugh,
We heard gunshots and tears.
What must we do to stop the crime,
That's in our schools today?
Let's let THE LAMB come back to school,
And teach our kids to pray!*
On a personal note: when I began the 1st grade in 1959 we prayed, pledged allegiance to our national flag and sang "Our Country 'Tis Of Thee" every morning, at our desks. It was our right to do so, protected by the Constitution; it still is. Although children in public schools cannot pray together as a body anymore, they may pray individually; and we must remember why separation of church and state became part of the First Amendment in the first place; to keep government (and politics) out of the churches... not the other way around!
Life is Good!
*Borrowed from: Amazing Grace, the newsletter of Grace Lutheran Church ~ San Juan, Puerto Rico