“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
Romans 12:15 NIV
|Healing Fire at the Niagara Regional Native Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake|
Today, we’ve held conflicting emotions in our hands:
This morning, we visited the Healing Fire at the Niagara Regional Native Centre. We heard singing & drumming. We were invited to add medicines to the fire, and lift our prayers for healing. We gathered to “mourn with those who mourn.”
In the afternoon, we spent time exploring our beautiful Niagara countryside, soaking in the glorious sunshine. We shared a piece of cake with our neighbours. We connected with family online, counting down the days til we can finally see each other in person.
Mourning. Rejoicing. Conflicting emotions.
I wish I could give you some great succinct nugget of wisdom today, but the truth is, there is no simple way to sum up how we feel today. We, as a country, as communities, as individuals, are working through something dark and complicated.
It’s going to be hard. It should be hard.