>A couple of weeks ago, the handbell choir began work on a piece called “Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace.”
The piece is dedicated in memory of the victims of Columbine and all other victims of senseless violence.
I noticed the dedication when we first got the piece and it caught my eye last week as we were getting ready to play. I remember thinking about how nice it was that nothing like had happened since that sad afternoon at Columbine.
And then last Monday happened…
In the wake of trying to make sense of it all, the dedication slipped my mind.
Until last night as we got ready to practice the piece. And those words jumped out at me.
We’d decided last week to play the song and another this Sunday during worship. I don’t think any of us had any idea how appropriate the piece would be now nor who appropriate the dedication would become.
I’d honestly hoped this sort of senseless tragedy and violence was behind us…but, I guess it’s not.