Lament for America, Weeping for Dallas

We light candles, we grieve.
and we are afraid.

The cross rises in this land,
when two pieces of sorrow come together —
The loss of black lives
and the violent reprisal
against the innocent
always the innocent,
this time law enforcement officers.

We do not put out our candles
and we cannot dry our tears.

But we pray –
that fear does not become
anger and hatred,
a birthplace to more violence,
but our reminder of the
resurrection.

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4 Responses to Lament for America, Weeping for Dallas

  1. Bob Kyte says:

    Maren,
    Thank you for finding the words that we could not and sharing your prayer. It will be prayed in many places, I believe, and New Vision UCC in Florida will be among them.
    Bob

  2. Todd Edeker says:

    Thank you Maren

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