Thursday, February 14, 2008

Prayers for Us

So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.
~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

It was a sadly familiar scene in Illinois on the evening news. All we can do is pray for the victims, their families--and for ourselves. There is something terribly wrong with a culture in which these tragedies continually occur.

I don't pretend to know the answers to any of our societal ills. Whether they stem from violent video games, Viagra commercials, Roe v. Wade, or any combination plus countless other problems, is beyond my comprehension.

But I think we should understand, from the depths where we now stand, that we need help far beyond human capacity. We need God's help. Hopefully, we Americans are wise enough to ask for it.