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Sandy Hook

December 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

My head hurts.  I spent yesterday afternoon sitting at my desk sobbing.  I know you are devastated too.  The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has shaken everyone.  The world feels like a terrible, terrible place. Our prayers go forth for the people of Newtown. Although, in the face of these pictures, I sputter […]

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A Prayer for Newtown

December 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Sharp Prayers

My friend Carla sent me this prayer by Rachel Barenblatt: God, let me cry on Your shoulder.
 Rock me like a colicky baby.
 Promise me You won’t forget   each of Your perfect reflections killed today. Promise me You won’t let me forget, either.   I’m hollow, stricken like a bell. Make of my emptiness a channel […]

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