there are disruptions in life all the time. then there are disruptions that slows your life down to where you question it. as a pastor sometimes you hear news that make your nostrils narrow. notice the physical presence of air going in. out. you swallow hard and become acutely aware of everything around you.
things aint supposed to be like this.
a week ago, a member of our church, Kwok Wai-ho, took a walk outside his home in his neighborhood where he was attacked by a group of young people. his head struck the ground leaving severe hemorrhaging. he’s been in a coma since the attack. an hour ago, i received word that his condition is terminal. i’m angry. sad. frustrated.
please pray for the family and our church community. pray for philadelphia. pray for the peace of the city
link to the nbc report
as of today the homicide total in philly is 222
links to articles related to violence in philadelphia
- interactive map of homicides in philly 2007: nbc | philadelphia inquirer
- my previous post on fear and the city
- the philadelphia inquirer tracking the violence from 2004-2007