Lord, my heart breaks today.

It breaks because my brother, Bishop John Yambasu, has tragically died in an automobile accident. 

It breaks because tens of thousands people have died from Covid-19, when that number could have been so much lower.

It breaks because we talk about the ongoing racism, injustice and suffering in our world, but fail to do what we can and should do about it.

It breaks because there will be children in Arkansas who go to bed hungry, are victims of sexual abuse and face a bleak future.

It breaks because there is so much polarization and division in our world, our nation and our beloved church.

Yes, my heart breaks today. Lord, hear our prayers. Christ, have mercy on us. Holy Spirit, send your fresh wind of healing, hope and new beginnings.

Amen.