Photo by Karen Kilty, Director of Children’s Ministry at Old North Church UCC.


I am angry.
I am raging.
I am hurting.
My head feels like it is going to explode,
and my heart is on fire.

I know I am not the only one.

I am not praying to take away the anger and the rage.
I am asking, however, if you could hold it for me for a few hours,
to keep it safe and sacred, and honored.
If you hold it, then I can move on to other things that ministry is calling me to be and do today.

I’ll be back to embrace my lament and fury.
Thank you.

Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life at the Old North Church, UCC in Marblehead, MA.  She is is a contributor to the RevGal book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. 

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