Dear St. John’s,
We awake this morning to news of another mass shooting, this time in Maine. Yesterday, an incredibly fast-developing Category 5 hurricane hit Acapulco. Images of devastation in Israel and Gaza fill our television screens. War continues in Ukraine.
Sometimes the bad news seems overwhelming. And yet, as I write this, I look out the window and see the beauty of God’s creation as geese fly across a cloudless blue sky above the colorful trees of autumn. I remember that God is with us and will not abandon us, no matter what happens. God is Love, and Love has the final say. In the end, Love will win.
Let us continue to pray for peace and an end to violence and war and for a solution to the climate crisis. And let us hold fast to Paul’s words in his letter to the Romans: For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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