“A nation that does not stand for its children does not stand for anything and will not stand tall in the future. Like Thomas Jefferson, I tremble for my country when I think that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” (Marian Wright Edelman, Child Watch Column, August 10, 2012)
This disturbing Scripture from 2 Chronicles makes me weep at the lives that are lost when we fail to listen. How many of those lives are just down the street from our homes and places of worship?
O Lord, we pray for our schools and the children who enter their doors. May our congregations’ support of public education heed your messengers. Help us become involved and caring so that there is equity and opportunity in every place of learning. Amen.
Rev. Carol Cook
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)