The news last night and today continues to define a week of trouble, anxiety and fear. We have faced a bombing in Boston, explosions in Waco, Texas, and a manhunt in Cambridge and Watertown, all with loss of life, and all with questions. It may feel like God is absent, or trying to tell us something, or that the powers of darkness are descending.
My firm faith continues to be that God is with us, surrounding us and holding us in the barrage of these events, and that Christ within us brings guidance ultimately into the heart of God. It is with God in Christ In that we pass through a world that is astonishing in its sadness and its joy. My prayer is for strength, courage and grace to be the servant of God’s Kingdom that I am, and we all are, called to be. With God, our foundation is sure, and as we serve, we will find wholeness.
Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of your servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen p832 BCP