"Most high, all-powerful, all good, Lord!
All praise is yours, all glory, all honor and all blessing.
To you, alone, Most High, do they belong.
No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce your name.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through all that you have made,
And first my lord Brother Sun,
Who bring the day; and light you give to us through him.
How beautiful is he, how radiant in all his splendour! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
(The Canticle of Brother Sun, St. Francis of Assisi)
Today the sun is out! The rain has departed, for now. At least on this day that we celebrate the birth of the United States, the day is warm and bright. It lifts one's spirits, to see the bright colors of God's creation once again!