sabbath lament

In sympathy with families of Jewish victims at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh

 

worshipers struck down—

husband/wife
brothers
doctor

how long, O Lord?

 

madman with weapons—

radicalized
paranoid
hateful

how long, O Lord?

 

anti-semitic violence—

old testament
middle ages
world war

how long, O Lord?

 

__________

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted…”    (Psalm 34:18a)

 

 

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 05, 2018 @ 10:39:49

    Good summary in the quote from that psalm.

    Reply

  2. Grace
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 16:18:56

    So sad to read about this news…it seems that it never ends.

    Reply

  3. memadtwo
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 19:02:30

    There seems to be no end to it.(k)

    Reply

  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 09:45:52

    Hate has a price… every little word that’s said just piles up until a single person decides to act… horrific.

    Reply

  5. Lynn Morrissey
    Oct 30, 2018 @ 23:34:30

    Powerful, Lynn. Thank you for sharing your lament with me, with us all. How long, O Lord? Sad echos of Habakkuk. Surely this hatred must end in more than slaughtered lives. It will only end with love, such as you have shared here. Thank you.
    Lynn

    Reply

  6. Laura Bloomsbury
    Oct 29, 2018 @ 11:10:38

    am glad my husband is not here to learn of this – the middle ages are still right there and left

    Reply

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