I haven’t blogged about any of the life issues since the tragic accident eight days ago that claimed three lives, and critically injured three others.
Jon Scharfenberger remains in extremely critical condition, and quite frankly, it doesn’t sound good from what I am hearing. But then, things often swing to those extremes in an ICU.
I won’t be blogging, going about business as usual here at Coming Home until Jon’s condition resolves, hopefully in a manner for which we are all praying. This has been very difficult for me on very many levels. The issues will all be there when Jon’s life has been secured. In the interim, we’ll hold vigil for Jon here at Coming Home, exclusive vigil. It simply can’t be business as usual, though my work with Medical Students for Life forges ahead.
For now Coming Home will be our virtual chapel, a place to come and simply pray for all involved in this unspeakable tragedy, to meditate on God’s perfect will for us all.
I haven’t been able to get this song out of my mind for days. In the darkness of Jon’s condition, and his family’s anguish, this classic Catholic hymn is the perfect prayer.
Christ Be Our Light
1. Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.
2. Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice.
3. Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.
4. Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.
5. Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.