The Lesson at the Prayer Vigil

Sunday, June 14, 2020

In the midst of the 2020 protests and riots, my small Wyoming community held an interfaith prayer vigil in a local park. Several preachers and pastors spoke, church choirs sang, the mayor and town police chief each spoke. It was a proactive attempt to unite our community and recognize God’s hand is needed to achieve such goals. It was a lovely effort but the greatest lesson I received that night came from a personal observation that had nothing to do with what was preached or pleaded. It came from watching a little girl play on the playground equipment while waiting for her family attending the vigil.

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The Lucy Syndrome

First of all, I just made that title up. As far as I know, it is not a real thing. It’s more a personal observation.

I find it rather annoying when someone corrects me. Especially when it is done without solicitation. I suppose I am not humble enough to receive correction. But here’s the kicker, I am also a corrector. I have corrected people and I just want to put it out there that I’m sorry. But let me try and explain the why so maybe you will have some mercy upon us correctors.

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