Empathy is hard. And deep. And always the right thing to do when people are hurting.
7. I will dedicate my first grandchild – and rejoice
Yes, this is pinpoint specific to our family.
Tomorrow, I will call my daughter, son-in-law and first grandchild to the platform.
I will hold Connor in my arms, show him off to the congregation and offer a choke-back-the-tears prayer of thanks, blessing and hope for this wonderful gift to our family.
In that public, yet profoundly personal act, we will be reminded that the loving gifts of a loving God shine brightest in the darkness.
8. I will pray for you and your church
You won’t minister in your church the way I will minister in mine.
But I pray that we will all be guided by the same spirit of hope, peace, wisdom and comfort.
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