GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Okay. We have all heard about the terrorist attack at Arianna Grande's concert in Manchester, England yesterday. #prayformanchester
My knee jerk reaction is to forbid my son and his best friend to go to the 21 Pilots concert they have been waiting patiently to see next month. #wronganswer
Am I a terrified mother haunted by the photos of the beautiful faces of the victims of yesterday's tragedy? Yes. Am I nearly paralyzed with fear to send my teenager out into the bad, evil world? Yes. Am I heartbroken for the victims of this latest and every act of murder and terror everywhere? Yes.
Am I going to let evil win? Absolutely freaking 100% no way.
So...next month, as I sit outside the venue waiting for Kyle and Cal to safely emerge from the concert they have been looking forward to for more than a year...I will be praying. Praying for peace; praying for safety; praying for an end to the madness.
We're not without hope, friends. We are armed with the greatest power anywhere; ever. The power of prayer.
LOVE IS STRONGER THAN HATE. Rock on... #Heislistening #powerofprayer
Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8R. (7c)Your right hand saves me, O Lord. I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart, for you have heard the words of my mouth; in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise; I will worship at your holy temple, and give thanks to your name. R.Your right hand saves me, O Lord. Because of your kindness and your truth, you have made great above all things your name and your promise. When I called, you answered me; you built up strength within me. Your right hand saves me. The LORD will complete what he has done for me; your kindness, O LORD, endures forever; forsake not the work of your hands. See Jn 16:7, 13I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord; he will guide you to all truth.