How Can a Weary World Rejoice

How Can a Weary World Rejoice

How can we rejoice when everything around us feels dark?
How can we rejoice when trucks are used as weapons and bulletproof backpacks are a thing?
How can we rejoice in the midst of hate—when our country is at odds, and lines are drawn?
How can we rejoice when we watch loved ones suffer, when relationships are strained, when we just can’t get ahead no matter how hard we try?

How can a weary world rejoice?

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Enough With Tolerance

Enough With Tolerance

I leaned over to my husband, who had been at the church since early in the morning—we hadn’t talked yet, and gave him the look of “Oh my goodness … What happened?” 

He whispered back, each word a wound to the heart. “Worst mass shooting… gay nightclub… loyal to ISIS… 50 dead... hostages…”                           

My heart felt like it would implode. 
I was devastated—I was heartbroken.
But surprisingly, I wasn’t confused.

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