cronechronicler

Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Communal Candles

on July 10, 2016

This morning when I went to church I was not handed the usual bulletin for the worship service. Following the events of the past week we were gathered to lament the acts of blind hatred and fear that have pierced our nation’s heart. Like spontaneous expressions of grief pictured in the daily newspapers and online we lit candles in silence, shed our tears, prayed and sang. A young black boy was sitting close to me. I wept to think of what his future might be just because of the color of his skin. I grieve for the soul of America. I’m thankful for a time to pray and cry with other people. And to feel a flickering of hope.


8 responses to “Communal Candles

  1. Thank you, adding our prayers.

  2. A flicker of hope leads to a flicker of recognition. Thanks so much for this post.

  3. InfiniteZip says:

    What a beautiful and loving gesture by wonderful loving souls. Thank you for this 🙂 ❤

  4. Lovely post and we all pray for peace with you…

  5. vivachange77 says:

    I appreciate your response. ❤

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