“lord have mercy” in response
to the pain of the world
Offering directly concrete help to today’s
worldwide pain and suffering we are confronted with by the media,
is impossible for most of us. How then to deal with the so-called pain
of the world? One possible answer to this piercing question is:
by offering mental support.
If done by means of prayer, the plea “lord
have mercy” is
highly suitable. The prayer is concise, clear and intense. As
it is formulated in the english language, the prayer will be
understood and can be said by almost everyone.
So, let us pray “lord have mercy”. Unnoticeable
silent if not in thought. In the rhythm of our breath. In response
to pain and suffering - concrete and general. Far away as well as in our neighbourhood. As continuously