September 22, 2016
The state where I grew up is hurting. Once again, tragically, another life has been ended, surrounded by questions and accusations. Now the reactions to that tragedy appear to be nearly as painful. When will the harmful demonstrations end? When will the need for them end? When will we learn to respect one another and the preciousness of life? When will we find peace? When will we promote peace? Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be any time soon.
My prayers are heavy-laden with lament for all who suffer - and yet, I am hopeful that the God of peace will teach us, strengthen us, and fill us with mercy.