For Kayla Mueller.
This morning, I went to a Bible study in which the discussion kept turning, over and over, to a letter that was written by Kayla Mueller, the young American woman who died recently in the custody of Isis. It is a beautiful letter, the last words we have from a person who gave herself into a place of peril in order to assist people — strangers — who were in acute need. She writes, in part,
“I remember Mom telling me always that all in all in the end the only one you really have is God. I have come to a place in my experience where in every sense of the word, I have surrendered myself to our creator b/c literally there was no one else…+ by God + your prayers I have felt tenderly cradled in freefall.” (Published today in the Washington Post)
Her words recalled to me…
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