Two weeks before Christmas and all through the land
violence, devastation, destruction continue
reminding us of the vulnerability of life.

This weekend
… twin bombings outside of Istanbul’s soccer stadium
… a church roof collapses in Uyo, Nigeria
.. a bomb blasts St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt
… an out-of-control oil tanker truck crashes in Kenya
… house/warehouse fires
… weather-related accidents
… Aleppo
… an more
Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of lives are lost.
Bodies and souls are injured.
Families are shattered by grief, anger, shock.

May we take a moment this day to pause
think of them
– known and unknown.

In that ‘thinking of them’
in those prayers
may their spirit know
they are not alone
may they be given courage
to survive
to endure
to carry on
may they be assured that
is thinking of them
praying for them.
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© june maffin




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