Let there be lament

It happened after Brexit. It is happening after Trump’s victory. When did lament become being a sore loser? When did lament become a pity party?  When did lament become an expression of doubt in God? Where is the space for lament? I’m one of those people who took to social media to ask, ‘How did that happen?’. ‘Why did that happen?’ And, yes, many of my friends responded in kind. It’s true. I’ve got a lot of university educated lefty friends. But that doesn’t mean I am oblivious to the reasons behind what has happened. I get it. I see the divisions, the fear, the disappointment in our government. But I also hear the hate. The fear mongering. The looking at our neighbours as ‘them’ and not ‘us’. And I see all this and want to wail. To echo the psalms. To cry out, ‘Lord, save us and help us’. To lament. So I do. I am grieving an election which put people in a terrible position. I’m...
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