I don’t watch the news very often. I find it hard to hear about celebrities talked about like they are Nobel Prize winners or hear about the destruction caused by humanity on itself in the name of “I’m better than you” or brokenness deep within.
Two major events have occurred that make my heart hurt again because of the brokenness in mankind. The attack at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Canada and now a school shooting in Seattle, Washington. Broken people crying out in ways that cause hurt and harm and loss of life.
Now, I am not going to jump on the “gun control or else” bandwagon. Cain didn’t need a gun to kill his brother, Abel. The brokenness in Cain brought on jealousy and envy, it went unchecked and unconfessed. It festered more and more until it broke through in an eruption and Abel was killed.
Until we, as human beings, find the truth of God’s grace and forgiveness. Until we find healing, wholeness, and restoration at the foot of the Cross it will continue. I don’t say it to be preachy or to make a sound bite. I say it to remind us to hit our knees. To pray. Only the Light of the World will chase away this kind of darkness.
Kyrie Eleison is an ancient prayer that translates to “Lord have mercy.” It is a prayer we need to be praying now. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.
Lord have mercy.