Our hearts break, O God

Our hearts break, O God


"May this grim spectacle of loss prompt us to cling ever more closely to all that is precious in our lives, and may it stir in our oft deadened hearts a great generosity of tears and treasure."

The Rev. John H. Thomas, UCC general minister and president, in a prayerful response to the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster that killed an estimated 160,000.

Left: Along Sri Lanka's east coast, a stone cross—displaced from a graveyard tomb—lies in the sand amid the rubble of the tsunami disaster's aftermath. Kieran Doherty | Reuters photo.

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