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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


How does one think about the unthinkable?
How does one speak to the horror?
How does one help hearts that have been broken, torn out, kicked and stomped upon, yet must still beat on?

Will words help?

Perhaps, but words must not be unthinking platitudes or they will be like trying to paper over a wall with gaping holes caused by earthquakes or missiles.

Will prayers help?  Yes, and sometimes prayers are all we have to give.
Still, prayers alone often do not seem to be enough, do they?
In the words of Jewell's song that changed my life,
There are millions of people who pray for peace
But if praying were enough it would have come to be.

Will acts of loving kindness help?

Yes, but like words, actions can be at risk of becoming condescending charity or pity.  Prayers, words and actions must be from pure, unselfish hearts of grace that are solely for others with nothing asked or expected in return; not gratitude or even acknowledgement.

Are we capable of that kind of generosity?  Am I?

The unthinkable has happened.

The unthinkable has happened again.

The unthinkable demands that we think about what it really means to be


...followers of Jesus

...the hands of Jesus

...the word of Jesus each other

...and to others.

God grant us the miracle of grace to be the Presence to each other and to ALL others.

It is the only way.