Weeping

“Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.”–Psalm 126:6

Weeping….

Dancing…

Weeping…

Dancing…

Weeping….

Weeping…

Every time I turn on the news, my eyes immediately begin to shed tears. There is way too much hatred, violence and evil. There are so many yearning to find safety and freedom. Ugly words are hurled back and forth.

It is in these acts that I believe our God is weeping continually. Like Rachel, God wept with the children of Aleppo. God weeps with our LGTBQ, black, and brown friends. God is weeping now as the city of peace is no longer a city of peace. Her lights darkened because of what those in power have reaped for their own good. God weeps every time the world turns to war and violence.

Can we not treat each other with love and respect? Can we not offer love–unconditional love—to each and every one of us? The most important thing we can do is shut up…and listen to one another

For when we truly shut up and listen, we realize that our reaping does reap good if we work together for good. But if we don’t our actions of hatred and hurt breed more evil and hatred. So we must think first before we speak. Sometimes the best thing we can do is simply shut up!

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