He replied, “Do you think the suffering of these Galileans proves that they were more sinful than all the other Galileans? No, I tell you, but unless you change your hearts and lives, you will die just as they did. What about those eighteen people who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them? Do you think that they were more guilty of wrongdoing than everyone else who lives in Jerusalem? No, I tell you, but unless you change your hearts and lives, you will die just as they did.”
Luke 13: 2-5
God, life hands us so many things we don’t understand. Help us feel your comforting Spirit as we cope with senseless tragedy. Guide us as we walk with the LGBTQ community who suffer and live with fear. As your incarnate story did not end with suffering, remind us of the hope you have given for overcoming. Help us to trust in your presence, knowing that you care so deeply for us that you came to experience our suffering so we might know that suffering isn’t all there is. #ACoBAmen
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