“Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. . . . Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. . . . The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes…”
— from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
A beautiful service of healing and wishes for peace, Wednesday evening November 9, 2016, with the Reverend Matt Heyd of the Church of the Heavenly Rest and Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of Park Avenue Synagogue. Building bridges, caring for each other — the work we are called to do.