Tag: hope

For Victims and Offenders, A Prayer

God Almighty,


Have mercy on creatures made in your Image

who are abused, raped, tortured, murdered

by those also created in your Image.


Jesus was flogged beyond recognition.

By lashes and bruises that crushed him,

and thorns pressed into his skull,

he healed us.


Let each of the tormented find refuge

in the raw wounds of your only begotten Son.

And let your mercy extend to the victimizers,

for you desire all to know salvation freedom.


In the depths of our being,

we all yearn for Christmas Joy

and Easter Love .

Let us pray that each one

created in the Image of God

seeks Truth, that alone can fill the void.

It is then we shall live in harmony

with Resurrection Hope.




Christ crucified

By His stripes we are                    healed.

The Sun Will Rise

In the midst of sadness all around – lonely, hurting, sick, destitute, dying, and more – the morning sun rises. It shines on the leaves that have turned, filling them with more brilliance than their new golden or crimson or purple can hold and reflect.

And we are reminded that in the midst of change – that may even lead to death – we need not despair. We have only to look up, as well to look within, and know peace and courage. For the Son has risen.

the sun always rises

the sun always rises