This week I have listened to story upon story of heartbreak and loss, of anger and anxiety, stone upon stone. They are witness to the state of our world, the state of our country, the state of our hearts. Stone upon stone we build cairns of witness and it can break our hearts.

And stone upon stone we can build community, a community of care and commitment, a community of strength and love, a community that stands tall in the face of injustice and cruelty. Stone upon stone we share our stories and together we can create a better world, a kinder world, a greener world.

What stone do you offer as your story of pain or grace?

How will we build this world together as we hold each other, stone by stone.