Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers.
Today I pray, “Dear God, What is to be said, now, to those who are reading these writings? Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:
“In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.”
There is something to be said of a passage that speaks of a “brooding peace” in Heaven. Every person may be brought to a discernment that speaks to the heart. It would be wonderful, which is to say it is full of wonder, to imagine a world where this brooding peace is created through healing while people are still alive on earth. The most difficult reaching for understanding here is why this conclusion is not more often brought to light. The Essenes, those who started the movement of Christ-consciousness and healing thousands of years ago, came to discover the origin of evil on earth. The contrast between light and dark continues to alarm and elude me at times, and though it is respectful to offer a moment of silence and self-reflection following Saturday’s massacre, perhaps it is healing to offer invitations to Love.