Boston Bombing: In Times of Crisis

BostonBombing

Prayers for the people of Boston and for all of us…  Having lived for a time in the Middle East, I have passing familiarity with the impact that this behavior has on a nation and its citizens. The impact is chilling and brutalizing. We will need to look deep within ourselves to listen for the still small voice that is the word of God to us in difficult times. God give us grace, courage, and compassion in a balance that is forever at risk in this environment.Pause.Find moments of si … [Read more...]

Restoring the Wounded

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An ancient story from the Talmud offers an answer to the question, “Where will I find the Messiah?” A Rabbi asked Elijah, “When will the Messiah come?”Elijah replied, “Go and ask him yourself.”“Where is he?”“Sitting at the gates of the city.”“How shall I know him?”“He is sitting among the poor covered with wounds.  The others unbind all their wounds at the same time and then bind them up again.  But he unbinds one at a time and binds it up again, saying to himself, “Perhaps I … [Read more...]


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