IMG_3129Again, dear Beloved One,
I face your heart
without the words or sighs to pray.
I am lost. You are lost.
I grieve with You, I probably don’t grieve as much as you.

Where is your kin-dom?
Where is the respite for the suffering, my God, so much suffering.
And hate.  And angst. And sheer awful-ness.

It would be easy for me to curl up on the couch and read comic books today.
Well, I would have to find some comic books to read.   But I won’t.  I will not be stopped by the happenings of the day, of the world, of evil.

No, I will not be stopped or paralyzed by fear and lament.
I will, instead,
look for the ways in which you call me today,
to persist,
to resist,
to offer healing Love,
and hope against hope.

I will find You, o God,
And love and serve You.


The Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA.

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