News of the sad, the disappointing, the frustrating, the terrifying, and the tragic have been rolling like high tide. The brokenness of people, of health, of the world, and of relationships is too much to bear. All I can do is sit in wordless wailing. Helpless in the face of it all.

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Prayer seems a cop-out.

I see no real action to take.

I try.

I pen a few words in a card.

Click “donate” on a screen.

Send a text.

Pray anyway.

Mostly, I just hurt with them. Hurt and try to hope.

What do you do when all you see and hear is pain?