Friday 4th December
Lament – a Christian trait shunned by the modern world. The gut wrenching sadness,a hair breathe away from dispair. When in God’s presence all debate and voting is complete, arguments stated and logic laid out clearly and we realise death will be an agenda item in people’s lives.
Lament because of failure to honour the image of God. Yes, we may smile in the mirror and see His image, yet in a place far away, a face will be stilled as life is destroyed in them. Let us lament.
An Islamic tenant is the if you kill one person then the whole of humanity is wounded, indeed killed.
We need to lament and be changed by the shame that must grow out of such separation from the creator.