Psalms 83, or 42, 43; Jeremiah 10: 11-24 Romans 5: 12-21; John 8: 21-32
Another senseless random act of violence in the U.S.
Another uprising in the Middle East.
Another rebellion in Africa.
Almost daily we hear these reports. Twenty-four hour news broadcasting has made it impossible for us to ignore. It can become almost overwhelming. What can we as individuals do to prevent violence and wars? Are we desensitized to it, depressed by it, or do we attempt to make a difference? I suggest that especially during the Lenten period, we pause to consider all that we do have to fulfill our daily lives, all the acts of kindness that we know exist, and of all the wonderful and caring people who surround us. Meanwhile, we should be constantly praying for world peace and harmony.
Wilma Marchant is a long-time member of St. Margaret’s. She serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and organizes the Supper Clubs.