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April 17, 2013

Responding to the Boston Bombing in Your Small Group

When tragedies strike, we’re forced to face our fallenness.



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As I watched the events unfold in Boston on Monday, chills crept up my neck. It doesn’t matter that I’m 1,000 miles away from the bombs that killed and injured so many. When bombs go off, injuring innocent bystanders, we’re reminded of the fallen world we live in. We come face to face with the truth about safety: there’s a whole lot less of it than we’d like to believe.

As you debrief about this tragic event in your small group this week, use this excellent blog post from our sister site Out of Ur to guide you. Adam Mabry, a pastor in Boston, writes about how tragedies reveal the dual nature of our humanity. We are both deeply fallen and deeply imprinted with the image of God. I hope that his words inspire you as they inspired me.

posted by Amy Jackson on April 17, 2013 8:58 AM

Related Tags: Adam Mabry, Boston, Out of Ur, Sin, Suffering, Tragedy

Comments

Amy,
Great words...as I read your article I can't help but think about what I heard about those guys hatred for American & Christianity.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/boston-bombing-suspect-says-no-ties-to-terrorist-groups-motivated-by-hate-for-america-christianity-94514/

My prayers are with those that had their lives change by these wicked men.

I pray for strength for their families...

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