For Survivors of School Shootings O grief beyond consolation, Release your grip On the survivors of terror in our schools, The witnesses of this violence, And the families of the slain.
You who have endured this grievous loss, You who have mourned and lamented, Surely sorrow pierced your heart When murder raged, Staining your memory red with blood. Let love bind your wounds. Let tears soothe your soul. Let your life be a tribute To the memory of the lost.
G-d of compassion, Heal the broken-hearted, Comfort the bereft, And bring solace to the hearts of the bereaved. Make a swift end to the scourge of terror in our schools, And let the souls of the innocent Rest in peace.
As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted each week. These meditations can be watched at any time.