Another mass shooting.
Or, at least, I…
Can barely keep up.
If we were really praying
Really sending our thoughts and prayers
We would be down on our knees
Nearly every minute of every day.
But we are not.
We send our thoughts and prayers
To the victims and their families.
To their friends and their classmates.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the first responders
And to the doctors and nurses who wait, already tired, in the emergency rooms.
Sometimes we may even remember to pray for each other.
For who knows where it will happen tomorrow.
But there is one prayer we dare not pray.
And that is this.
God, help us find a way to make these killings stop.
Because if we prayed that prayer it would mean that there is some way.
And, because God only works through the likes of you and me
We might be the ones who, alongside God, would have to work to make it stop.