As we celebrate the fourth of July, and begin to roll out those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" (as Nat King Cole sings), let us each thank God that he has given us the chance to live in the greatest country on the Earth. It may not be perfect but few run away from it, and many do whatever they can to get here.
On a side note, I will be taking a couple of days off for vacation with a couple of million other folks.
Remember to get to Mass and say a couple of prayers for those in our Armed Services, and esp. our Military Chaplains.