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For Finsbury Park

An old story When my children were small they read a book, “cars and trucks and things …” and they loved it – do you remember? Now the story is, car and trucks and things that kill, and instead of … Continue reading

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For London, June 4, 2017

On London Bridge there is falling down, falling down; in Borough Market falling down of lives and limbs and grieving. But God has promised, that no sparrow, no person, no courage will fall to the ground unknown, unloved, even unsung … Continue reading

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Reflection on Job for Manchester

My harp is turned to mourning, and my flute to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:31 Our concert is turned to sadness and the young woman, whose voice ranged four octaves, who worked against bullying, who sang “dangerous … Continue reading

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Prayer for Quebec

For those who mourn in Quebec we pray, for the right to pray and the right to pray in safety we pray … and we work and march and stand in vigil. For the great weeping across Canada we pray … Continue reading

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Prayer for Nice, France

God, as I turn on my ignition, pull out of my driveway, turn at my street pause at a stop sign – help me to remember that everything becomes a weapon when there is hate, and so I shift it … Continue reading

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Prayer for Paris, for all of us after the attack on Charlie Hebdo

Prayer for Paris Bon Dieu, you sketch the cartoon of us before we are born, send the satires of prophets to make us angry strip our pretenses with parables. We mourn each who died at Charlie Hebdo and pick up … Continue reading

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