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Thursday, November 15 2018 @ 01:09 pm PST


General NewsYet another terrorist attack. And already the Tricolor is reappearing all over profile pictures in solidarity. Of course, a few days ago it was blue..and black...lines. And all but the youngest sheepdogs are starting to feel old.

We're feeling the saturation of a global situation in which it's impossible to appropriately engage with all the tragedy. We find ourselves mourning some deaths and merely wincing over others, trying to find our way through each devastating news cycle.

We can't solve it all and we can't understand it all. Sometimes it's a struggle just to breathe.

What does solidarity look like in this kind of world?

"He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?"
-Micah 6:8 (NKJV)

Solidarity is filling in the gaps. It's being strong so that the body count in your town will be less, it's moving past grief into action, it's temporarily covering for weakness to provide room for healing.

So yes, honor the stories that move you. But let them spur you to be a better version of yourself tomorrow.


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