O God, You have cast us off;
You have broken us down;
You have been displeased;
Oh, restore us again!
You have made the earth tremble;
You have broken it;
Heal its breaches, for it is shaking.
There's nothing like reading the Psalms during a manhunt for the terrorists who attacked your city. The really crazy thing is remembering that, not only were the Jews subject to this kind of violence and oppression thousands of years ago, but they still live with these realities every day. And so do lots of other people, all over the globe. It isn't only Boston that has been terrorized this week. It isn't only West, Texas. It isn't only Korea, or Israel, or anywhere. The whole earth trembles. The whole world is broken.