First, a missionary couple I know witnessed their friend murdered on their own front lawn. The man was a member of the tribe they have been working to reach. Tribal warfare has now forced them to evacute.
Second, another servent of God just this week heard the gunshots and screams when several of her next door neighbors were murdered one night. The police in this particular country offer no protection or help.
Third, less dramatic but closer to home, a very dear friend is grieving the loss of a dream she had deeply hoped for.
And then, I got an email from my father. He's been laid off--without even a day's notice.
May I be a messenger of peace to those around me who are suffering.