I look at the news website and read about:
Afghanistan where more have died as the nation prepares to elect a president.
A nine month old boy accused of planning murder in Pakistan.
Multiple rapists sentenced to death in India.
North Korean sailors missing at sea.
Flash floods in the Solomon Islands.
A missing student from Middlesbrough.
Victims of bullying.
I think of those I know :
Those who are ill.I cannot hear their cries - God does.
Those who are bereaved.
Those who are worried about their future.
Those who are lonely.
Those who are anxious.
And when human hearts are breaking
Under sorrow's iron rod,
Then they fifind that self-same aching
Deep within the heart of God.
(Reflection based on Those Who Cry Out by Stephen Cherry in Barefoot Prayers)