Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, December 19th

Headlines from NPR Online for Tuesday, December 19, 2017

U.N. Human Rights Chief: Aung San Suu Kyi Could Be Culpable For Genocide

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and head of the armed forces Gen. Aung Min Hlaing could potentially face genocide charges in the future, said the United Nations human rights chief.

“Given the scale of the military operation, clearly these would have to be decisions taken at a high enough level,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told the BBC. “And then there’s the crime of omission. That if it came to your knowledge that this was being committed, and you did nothing to stop it, then you could be culpable as well for that.”

In September, Zeid called the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” He said the situation could not yet be properly assessed because Myanmar had denied human rights investigators access. Whether genocide has been committed would eventually be determined by a court, not Zeid.

Readings from Proverbs for Tuesday, December 19, 2017

I have two precious grandchildren. If one of them tried to play with a black widow spider, I would do everything in my power to keep him from getting involved with the spider. Actually, I would do this for any person that didn’t know what he or she was dealing with.

Wisdom calls to us and warns us to hate evil, pride, arrogance, and perverted speech. Wisdom sees these traits for what they are. They are behaviors that poison life just like a spider bite. A wise person avoids them.

Proverbs 8.12-13 – I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I attain knowledge and discretion. The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Prayers for Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dear God, we pray that your power and grace will help the Rohingya in Myanmar.

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