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April 17, 2018
April 17, 2018

Psalm 139 is a testimony to God’s unlimited capacity to know us and to be present with us. Psalm 88, by contrast, is a psalm of lament and unrelenting darkness and is the only psalm that does not include a vow of praise or a statement of hope.

Yet Psalm 139 contains surprising verses of imprecation asking for God’s vengeance, and even amid the darkness of Psalm 88 the psalmist cries out to the God believed to be his Savior.

April 17, 2018

Refrain: “Dans nos obscurités/Within Our Darkest Night” Taizé, LUYH 417
God, our Creator,
who spoke light into the darkness,
we gather to offer our sacrifice of praise.
While it is right to give you our thanks and praise,
we acknowledge that there are some in our midst enduring a deep pain
and for whom joy and praise seem impossible.
Wherever we find ourselves today,

June 5, 2015

The United States has seen an increase in protests in this past year over the treatment of people of color by police, challenging the country to address questions of systemic and prevalent racism that is so insidious many can’t even recognize it. This struggle is not unique to the United States; it’s happening around the globe where race and ethnicity have created social strife among various peoples and nations.