My hands shook for hours after I watched just the smallest bit of footage from the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week. And I was watching from my home thousands of miles away.
What must it be like for the thousands of people who were there, for their friends and loved ones hearing the news, for the city of Las Vegas?
Whether it’s this most recent tragedy or one closer to our own front door, we belong to each other. But how do we move forward together without losing hope or becoming overwhelmed that we can’t do anything at all?
These are the moments that make up our lives, for better or for worse. Let’s remember that the work of hope is hard, it’s deep, it’s ongoing. But it’s worth fighting for. And we need each other today. One way to discover your next right step is to push away blanket statements and generalities and instead, start to be specific.
Links + Resources From This Episode:
- A Prayer for the People
- A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle
- The Phrase I’ve Stopped Saying When I’m Trying to Help Someone by Sandra Peoples
- Heart Wrestling by Shannan Martin
- Here and Now by Henri Nouwen
- Numbers 6:24-26