Friday evening, Sunday morning, Monday afternoon
Fear invites new participants to its dance of death
But every time,
In every place,
Numbers beyond counting rise up and say,
NO to fear
NO to hate
NO to death
YES to hope
YES to love
YES to life.
May we, now or anytime, here or anywhere, alone or with any number of others, focus on affirming what we love, what we cherish, what inspires us no matter what; putting fear on notice that our hearts, minds, and spirits will not accept its invitation. For that is what faith is: focusing on what one affirms in the face of fear.