One of our seminary students is doing a police chaplaincy program which involves weekend riding with a St. Louis city policeman during night patrol. The things he's seen would make most of us turn away, but he does not hesitate to get involved and attempt to help. Here's his short write up on last night.
"Tonight has been rough. First a 17 year old gun shot victim who was in critical condition. Talked to his mother- which was hard. Now a 57 year old woman who was run over three times by a hit and run. I talked with a 7 year old boy crying who saw it. I'm glad he was sad. It means not everyone is jaded by seeing evil everyday. Got to pray with him."
A few weeks ago he also posted this:
"As once you welcomed those cast down and healed the sick, the blind, so may all bruised and broken lives through us your help still find. Lord, join our hearts with those who weep that none may weep alone. And help us bear another's pain as though it were our own." -O Christ, Your Heart Compassionate. A beautiful hymn that reminds us to bear one another's burdens. To be there with the broken, as we ourselves are broken. Praise be to Christ who took every broken thing on Himself."
He is one of the many reasons we so love our students here at Concordia Seminary.