Random #RozeReflections: How Long, O Lord

How long O Lord...

How long will the killing continue? How long will we disregard the divine in the other? How long will we let the lies of division and scarcity lead us to dehumanize one another.

How long O Lord...

How long will we disregard the sacred in our selves and in each other? How long will we praise the empire and the mammon and our individualism? How long will we worship war and violence and weapons of mass destruction?

How long O Lord...

How long will it be before we destroy all that you have given us - this creation, our lives, love?

How long O Lord...

How long will you watch us stand by and not embody love marked by justice?

How long O Lord...

How long must we go before we return to our selves, each other, and to you?

Lord in your mercy, please hear my lament. Please hear our pain. Please hear these cries. We are dying and losing hope. Lord, help us.