Rev. Ruth Haley-Lowry

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In the Name of Love

by Rev. Ruth Haley-Lowry 04-04-2012
Martin Luther King, Jr. statue in Washington, D.C. Steve Heap/Shutterstock.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. statue in Washington, D.C. Steve Heap/Shutterstock.com

When my grandmother died when I was 15, I wanted the world to stop. I remember looking at traffic on the road near my home and just wanting everyone to be still ā€” to stop and ponder what we all had lost in losing my grandmother and her love.

That adolescent desire is exponentially greater this week juxtaposed with the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the continuing lack of criminal charges against the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida last month.

So I grieve ā€” and Iā€™m not sure what to do with the grief.

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