Sorrow…grief

This picture… a prayer vigil… looks of hopelessness, looks of grief… wailing… mourning…

Another shooting in a city I have loved… during the trial of another police shooting

The cry of my heart… HOW LONG, O LORD?

Police Chief Says Daunte Wright Shooting an 'Accidental Discharge' - The  New York Times
Liam James Doyle for The New York Times

The grief I still feel

You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived;
    you overpowered me and prevailed.
I am ridiculed all day long;
    everyone mocks me.
Whenever I speak, I cry out
    proclaiming violence and destruction.
So the word of the Lord has brought me
    insult and reproach all day long.
But if I say, “I will not mention his word
    or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire,
    a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
    indeed, I cannot. (Jer. 20:7-9)

Simply Mourn

We fail too often to stop and mourn. Orlando hurts today. A community hurts today.

We can fight another day on all the issues…

Lord, let us mourn.

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. (Rom. 12:15-16)

Orlando shooting

Let us weep and mourn

This is what the Lord says:

“A voice is heard in Ramah,
    mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
    and refusing to be comforted,
    because they are no more.” (Jer. 31:15)