A few days after writing back and forth with several of you about the charm of blue flowers, I happened on a type of blue flower I had never seen, cropping up here and there in the shady, somewhat wild stretch of plantings south of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. More
Bind up the wounds of all who suffer from gun violence, those left alone & grieving, those who risk their lives as they rush to our aid, & those who have died this week in Chicago, including Arshell (19), Abner (23), Anthony (21), Ladrell (24), Alfonso (31), Antoine (31), Yanong (27), Louis (30), Johnathan (17), Johnny (27), David (22), Winston (50), Dontae (30), Stephan (22), Jamie (22), Cortez (25), Demarco (32), Julius (18), Andre (23), Anthony (44), Erik (27), John (28), Cory (28), Denzell (24), Ireal (22), Michael (61), William (25), and Lee (43). Give us power to rise above our fear that nothing can be done and grant us the conviction to be advocates for change.
A prayer for mercy, in a Chicago church.