Thursday, June 18, 2015

39 days, then 49: Remember (June 18, 2015)

I haven't written in a while. Life stepped in and knocked me over.  I was ready to write again today.

But a racist terrorist visited a church yesterday. He was probably welcomed in as someone who perhaps needed comfort. He stayed for almost an hour at that prayer meeting and no doubt heard the prayers of the members and the comforting words of the pastor. He may have heard songs of praise and joy and thanksgiving. There was probably a spirit of love there, surrounding him.

Bur he couldn't see pass his hate. This hate killed 9 members of that church.

This historic church will rise again as it has so many times before.

What will we do in the meantime?

Mourn, get angry, pray, write about it, declare we will never forget.

Then we'll move on and congratulate ourselves for not letting the tragedy kill our spirits of resilience.

Then we will forget...until hatred kills our peace again.

I will not name the killer, but here is a link to the ones who lost their lives to hatred in a place of peace.

We need to remember their names

Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41

Cynthia Hurd, 54

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45

Tywanza Sanders, 26

Myra Thompson, 59

Ethel Lee Lance, 70

Daniel L. Simmons, 74

Susie Jackson, 87

Depayne Middleton Doctor, 49

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