From Brexit to Syria to Ghana to West Virginia
The headlines in the news breaks our hearts.
And cause us to shake our heads in disbelief and despair.
Even so, O God,
We dare not
And chose not
Turn away from the hurt and heartbreak and injustice of the world.
For we are called, in whatever ways we are able, to heal and to help
And to bend that long arc of history in the direction of justice.
But those headlines
And that heartbreak
Are not the whole story,
Are they, O God?
For each act of hate
And for every moment of heartbreak,
A thousand acts of goodness go unnamed and unnoticed.
So, let us lift our heads and open our eyes
To see and to claim and to name the goodness which surrounds us.
The beauty of the earth.
The everyday kindness of people.
The laughter and delight of children.
The vision of youth.
The gift of growing older.
That having seen
We might help tip your creation in the direction of goodness.