“Do we fall into anxiety and anger, hoarding, pushing others away, and trying for a security that is ephemeral? Or do we respond with compassion, as Jesus would have us do, lamenting the entrenched evil that threatens the cities we love? (O, Moscow, how I long to gather you. . .) And reaching out in compassion to those who are hurting?”
March 12, 2022
We’re only in the first full week of Lent, but I’m already wondering when the downward rush will end and how it will all turn out. I know I’m not the only one praying for peace and safety and for a sign that the bottom of the hill will not be a total crash. Other things are going on in the world we need to keep in our awareness, and people around us who have needs we can supply or bring to the attention of those who can help if we are unable.