Yesterday was the Boston Marathon. Yesterday, two bombs killed at least three and injured over a hundred. My heart is so heavy from this.

Yesterday a series of bomb blasts in Iraq killed at least 42 and wounded more than 250. My heart grieves.

Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

I believe you are angry, God, when your children treat each other this way. You are angry, God, because you love, and you are grieved to see your children hurt one another.

Bring justice, bring shalom, bring your kingdom.

And bring comfort to those who mourn.

In your name, Jesus, amen.

[Images from The Boston Globe & The New York Times.]

Obama in Arizona

Without a doubt, one of the President’s best speeches. The tone, the content, the delivery–all exactly what we needed as a people.

Watch. Please.

Thank you, Mr. President.