Reflection — October 21st
“Sing to the Lord a new song”. Surely not in the midst of a pandemic that has claimed a million lives, and facing a recession that is disrupting so many lives! Surely it is a time for lament and sorrow, not joyful singing. Yes, we lament with the hurting and weep with those who weep, but there is a place for joy that lifts the heart, and causes a new kind of song to be sung.
My African-American friends tell me that for them joy is a mark of Christian leadership today in the face of racial abuse. The tougher the struggle, the louder they sing. Joy in the face of recession can be an act of
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