Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the honorable Justices of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen.
The state of our brotherhood in Christ is exactly how Jesus described it in Matthew 13:24ff. There are the members who are like the good crop sown into the field, and there are the tares. There is positive news, however. There will be a harvest.
“Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father,” (Matthew 13:43a). May God hasten that day.