Christian neighbor-friends invited me to dinner yesterday evening.
Chanuka candles, Sabbath candles, and Advent candles all together made lots of happy light--and even reflections for Weekend Reflections.
That was before we heard the news from America, from Connecticut.
More appropriate now are memorial candles, so many of them.
Sigh . . .
It being so near December 28, the Christian Feast of the Holy Innocents, their prayer came to mind for today, this awful day:
remember this day, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents . . .
Receive, we beseech thee, into the arms of thy mercy all innocent
victims; and by thy great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants
and establish thy rule of justice, love, and peace . . . "
---Book of Common Prayer, Collect for the Holy Innocents