An interview with a funeral director in Chicago brought troubling news.
My heart just broke….
for the sorrow of rising deaths from random killings.
for the infant daughter in her father’s arms.
for the assault at a neighborhood barbecue.
for the mothers burying young sons and daughters.
….for the deep root of anger – and abandonment of hope.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the peaceful March on Washington. August 28, 1963.
A momentous day for the African-American people.
Today…in Chicago…it’s a different story.
The funeral director prays with the grieving families. Join with him…believing…
For hope – even when there seems to be no hope.
For healing – even when there seems to be no cure.
For reconciliation – even when there seems to be no reasoning.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God;
for I shall again praise him, my salvation, and my God.”