This publication is made possible through the efforts of the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, in association with local law enforcement agencies. Funds utilized are converted property that aided in or was used in the commission of criminal offenses that occurred in St. Louis County. No taxpayer dollars have been expended in the printing of this publication. The Prayer of Oscar Romero It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, It is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, Which is another way of saying that The Kingdom always lies beyond us. No statement says all that should be said. No prayer fully expressed our faith. No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit brings wholeness. No program accomplishes the church’s mission. No set of goals and objectives includes everything. This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, Knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produced effects far beyond our capabilities. We cannot do everything. And there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, A step along the way, An opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, But that is the difference Between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders, Ministers, not messiahs. We are the prophets of a future that is not our own. -- Archbishop Oscar Romero St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin in May participated in a forum hosted by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar in which law enforcement, substance abuse treatment providers and medical experts offered suggestions on the ways the federal government can help fight the current epidemic of opioid addiction. Among those joining Mark and Senator Klobuchar were St. Louis County Social Worker Marcia Gurno, far left in the photo. On the senator’s left are Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Ben Stromberg and St. Louis County Public Health Division Director Amy Westbrook.