I am listening to news reports on Paris as I write. Prayer, support, continues to flood in on my news feed. The whole world is responding. I am drawn to pray for those wounded.
Years ago, I was waiting for the bus that would take me home. Two elderly man got up from the bus bench and started walking toward the bus and then tripped and fell under the bus as it pulled away. People immediately surrounded them and I bent down to talk to one of the men as others called for an ambulance. I don't remember what I said but the word “Christ” came distinctly in thought. Christ – it's a word that means to me comfort, tenderness, attentiveness, power and peace.
I felt that and I think he did too. Soon, the ambulance came and swept them off to the hospital.
It brings it home that the Christ is right there, comforting those involved.
The Christ is here. Comfort, support, help and strength are being called for now. Love endures.
“The world needs the poise, breadth, confidence, and vision of our prayers. It needs our seasoned experience in overcoming apparent evil by realizing God’s presence. It needs our grace to move forward with compassion and our insistence that greater good can come from any disturbance—no matter how large or small.”
I was searching the internet for ideas and prayers and have posted them here. Please add your own prayers here:
In any group consciousness, the stronger thought rules the weaker. And we can refuse to let hatred, anger, mental illness be the stronger thought.
Onward and upward!
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016