These words of the Psalmist tug on our hearts as we try to absorb the unthinkable.
How long, O Lord?
In the face of this evil, we offer a devotion by Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president, and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Like Jesus, many people are weeping today. Our hearts break as another person killed several people including a teacher and children in Uvalde, TX. And this pandemic of violent people with guns impacts us all. Jesus wept, he cried. He took time to sit with his grief. We must sit in the sorrow long enough to feel it and to lament it to the point that it compels us to stand up in the morning, and take the steps needed to help change and heal our world.
Jesus weeps and then he takes action. What can we learn through these tragedies? And what actions will we take?
Resources available to download:
- Gun Violence Resources (Presbyterian Peacemaking)
- Through a Mirror Dimly (Presbyterian Youth and Triennium Office)
- G-NS: A Resource for Generous Dialogue about Gun Violence (PCUSA Store, For Young Adults)
How to Talk to Kids About School Shootings (Common Sense Media)