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The Rev. Mimi Walker

Broken Hearted God

Hosea 11:1-11

Proper 13 (18) - Year C

August 01, 2010

The Rev. Mimi Walker (CBF)

There has been a public service announcement playing on TV lately in which a teenager sits in a laundromat and watches as another young man bursts in threatening the people there.  His face is gaunt and scarred from drug use.  He steals their money and then approaches the teenager in the corner.  As the teenager looks up and sees his own face, the thief yells, "This was not supposed to be your life!"  It is meant to be a warning to young people not to try meth, but it pulls at the hearts of parents who fear for the safety of their children in a world filled with dangerous possibilities that promise excitement but hide the cost and toll they will take.

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