Wednesday, August 6, 2014

69 years ago this week...... the dropping of bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Thinking of the deaconesses in the two associations in Japan - Deaconess House Bethesda and Fellowship Deacony Motherhouse, Bethel. Praying for their ministry and their presence in and service to the community, bringing peace and hope. 

69 years today that the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima (August 6th) and a few days later on Nagasaki. 


I found a paper crane
Lying in the road,
Discarded, tossed away,
Tire tracks across its broken wing.

And I thought,
So this is what we’ve come to
In this broken world of ours.

Peace, discarded
and run over in the street.
Bombs falling on schools,
Refugee children dying in the desert,
Missiles blasting innocents from the sky.

Where is wisdom?
Who is the keeper of justice?
What has happened to the way of peace?

Kyrie eleison.
Lord, have mercy.
Help us.

Source:Beth A Richardson

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