I am not alone in what is currently on my mind. Israel.
I honestly have no words for my Jewish friends. I mean there is nothing that I can say.
As a Christian I have never felt threatened. I have never felt like my faith has set me apart as a target. I have lived a privileged life of living in a bubble of safety. I have taken it for granted.
The horror that is unfolding each and every day is shocking in every way. To think that this continues to be something that my Jewish friends have to endure in the 21st century is heart breaking. I have had to stop watching the coverage because I have to guard my own mental health. But for my Jewish friends – this is a reality. A daily reality that they do not have the luxury of just not being a part of or watching as the atrocities unfold right before their own eyes.
To my Jewish friends — I am sorry. I see you. I support you. While I do not have words I hope that you can feel my support and my prayers for you and your loved ones. I have no answers. I wish I did. I feel very helpless during your time of need and I am sorry.
I read a column by Connie Schultz the other day that spoke to how I feel at this moment. I think you should be able to read it free of charge. I will post the link at the end of my post. I am grieving with you , my friends, and love you. I am sorry for the pain you are experiencing now. I wish I had answers but I don’t. All I can do is pray for peace and for the slaughter to stop. I will do that without ceasing.