Happy Sunday


Prayer For Tolerance

Voltaire – 18th century



O! Thou God of all beings,

of all worlds,

and of all times,

We pray, that the little differences in our clothes,

in our inadequate languages,

in our ridiculous customs,

in our imperfect laws,

in our illogical opinions,

in our ranks and conditions

which are so disproportionately important to us

and so meaningless to you,

that these small variations

that distinguish those atoms that we call men,

one from another,

may not be signals of hatred and persecution!