Well…I think it starts with lighting a candle as an act of defiance.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.~ John 1:5
Then it’s imperative we make space for our lament. We must lean in to our sadness, our fears, our need for quiet, our cynicism and frustration. These are not evil emotions. We cannot move towards our wholeness without reckoning with our brokenness. So, I’m making space for my lament. Trust me, the Lord is weeping with us.
Then, I’m letting my people in. I’m going to send texts and emails, facebook messages and voxes. I’m going to check in on them and I’m going to be honest about my fears. These days are raw and the pain is fresh— we cannot carry this weight along. We must gather.
They’ll be more thoughts later on peacemaking for others and the broken systems, but today ( and maybe the rest of this week, Love) we need to focus on our broken-heartedness.
#ImWithYou #BeKindToYourself #YouAreNotAlone #LightACandle