This speaks so compellingly to my thoughts on the present state of the world. It was written by my fellow pastor Shannon Meacham over two months ago.
I am heartbroken. Again.
I walked by the news stand yesterday and there it was, we are sending troops to Iraq. Again. Schools shootings are all over the news. Again. I can no longer stand for it, yet I am helpless. I am enraged, yet, paralyzed; stuck in a perpetual state of confusion and anger over this world. Over the state of our souls. What causes such brokenness in ourselves?
When will people cease their fighting?
In a moment of the news yesterday I heard a man say, “it’s in our interest.” What does that mean?
What part of my interest is worth stripping an innocent life of safety? Of threatening violence? This is not just about going to war, again, about school shootings, again. This has been the struggle since the beginning of time. There is a war within us. A separation of the divine love that somewhere, somehow we…
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