You don’t need to do more than simply mention these words and everybody knows what they refer to – and the deep emotions they evoke. So I’ll just share mine: Confusion; Frustration; Anger; Hurt; Helplessness.
The rich diversity of races all made in God’s image living together in wonderful harmony – not so much! Some weeks it’s a stretch to celebrate and be grateful for diversity – even with Thanksgiving at hand. The diversity with which God blessed humankind sometimes seems more a curse – like now. So this week I’ll not say much. I’ll be sad, upset and angry – at so much. I’ll duck my head and let others comment. I’ll say a prayer that God can figure this out – because I certainly can’t. Maybe I’ll try to hate less, and love more.