Tag: gun violence

Prayers for the whys

Tonight I offer prayers for the whys prayers for the not agains prayers for the dying prayers for the dead prayers for the angry prayers for the scared prayers for the healers prayers for the investigators prayers for the grieving prayers for the bystanders…

et lux perpetua…

Today during our Hospice team meeting, we stopped at the 10 o’clock hour to honor the lives lost in Parkland, Florida just two weeks ago. Just two weeks… I re-lit our memorial candles to read the 17 names. After two or three names, I…

The world is not a safe place

Gun violence makes the world feel  unsafe. Gun violence in a house of worship, even more so. But the world is not a safe place.  That seems obvious. But we cling to this ideal of peace, love and happiness. All you need is Love. Give…

Another?

Another? Another shooting? Whatever the reason… Whoever has done this… I do not understand. I feel helpless… The loss of lives, the stunned survivors… I cannot make excuses or place blame. (But, God, how I want to!) My anger rises at the impotent lawmakers,…

Make. It. Stop.

Make. It. Stop. A prayer for gun control. #SanBernadino #gunviolence #prayers

Elegy for a Broken World

  It is just an echo of the Creator’s Masterpiece. Her former glory now hints of brilliance and beauty. Impressions of the Divine’s handiwork are there… You must keep looking. This world is still in the hands of the Almighty. The gun violence the…

Lessons from Ferguson

The news from Ferguson, Missouri touches a nerve. More than ever, I am aware of the ways in which my family of origin has shaped my human experience. I am blessed and privileged. To say anything less, or to make assumptions that I “understand”…

Antietam

This was written after taking a walking tour of Antietam in February. It is a sobering, thought-provoking place and it took me a while to process it… We walked along the fences the ones that bordered the fields of Antietam where pride and power…

Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath

This weekend is Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath. It is a time to raise awareness of the rising tide of gun violence in our country (and around the world), and how it intersects our lives. You can read more about it here… A few months…

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