Perhaps even worse than these tragedies in the news is the cruelty in the hearts of people who make light — and even fun — of other people’s suffering. We need healed relationships and healed bodies. Most of all, though, we need healed hearts.
As someone who constantly benefits from prayer, I highly recommend it in all situations. Tragedies are bigger than we are, and I find it incredibly comforting to have God as a companion to get through them.
Getting to know people like George Floyd and David Dorn helps us transcend the barrage of news and social media — rising above the crossfire of vitriol and cold data to a plane of deeper reality.