The El Paso Mountain Star is lit tonight to mark 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States (2.05 million worldwide). Tonight, our community holds them and their loved ones in our hearts–we hold space in their grieving. Along with these, our prayer encircles the 23 innocent people who were murdered at the hands of a radicalized, white nationalist in August of 2019 in east El Paso. Our prayer surrounds those they left behind. Lord, let your Spirit breathe songs of lament and loss through us on behalf of our dead and their bereaved. Let these songs take flight and become a healing salve throughout our world, our nation, our community, and our families this evening and the coming days.
Dorian and David discuss the influence and inspiration of Fr. Richard Rohr on the development of Desert Rain.
“This love will not be reduced to platitudes; nor will it be restricted to the religious realm. It is simultaneously personal and universal.”
Some scribbled lines on a winter’s day
“The Bible shows us what to do with our frustration, outrage, and complicity…”
Dorian and David discuss a common sense approach to Scripture as well as encountering the “divine whisper of the Living Word.”
“We are not isolated individuals existing in sequestered cells. Rather, we are the sum of all our relationships.”