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AMHERST TIMES: The Invocation is a part of our town meeting; it has turned to a self love moment

By James Tricoli

The definition of the word Invocation is an invocation prayer is to request for the spiritual presence and blessing of God in a ceremony or event. Most religious people knew this before I defined it.

At the last two Town Board meetings I crinched when at the beginning of  our Town Board meetings  in November both of the Invocations were given by Council  members Ramona Popavich and the next Town Board meeting Councilman Stephen Sanders.

These two Board members didn't mention anything which was holy  but instead we heard both of them tell the audience what they did as members of the Town Board. These two members will not be on our new Town Board as of December 31,2017.

If we don't want to  asked for guidance from a spiritual presence we must drop  the invocation. In place of the invocation maybe we should have a moment of silence to pray for the  for spiritual guidence. or have nothing at all.

Originally published on Amherst Times. Republished with permission.

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