My thumb used to rub the empty space where the wedding ring had been for the past 17 or so years. It’s absence is a reminder of the events of the past years. “For better, for worse, ’till death do us part.”. Although both of us are still very much alive, we have parted ways all the same. Now there comes the long period of readjustment.
This post has been really difficult to publish. Terrible things have happened and I don’t want to jump on some media bandwagon and take advantage of someone’s grief, but I would like to highlight some profound things which have taken place.
At about 9pm on June 17th 2015, Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45 and Myra Thompson, 59 were killed after Dylann Roof opened fire during a bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.. Roof was taken into custody following an eighteen hour manhunt.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
Forgive us when we screw up. When we hurt ourselves and those around us, by accident, on purpose. Just like when we forgive those who screw up and hurt us, by accident, on purpose. Continue reading “The Lord’s Prayer 4/5 – Forgive us”
I seem to be thinking a lot about forgiveness at the moment. A few days ago I posted an article which was loosely about this. It is hard to forgive yourself when you’re still knotted up about what ever it was that got the better of you. We are often our own worst enemy. Continue reading “Calling the kettle black”
There are some mornings when you get out of bed the wrong side, and it takes nearly the whole day to get back on track. A Monday a few weeks ago was one of those, with bells on. Continue reading “Crosses in the dirt”