Broken Institutions

BROKEN INSTITUTIONS

In the recent TV drama ‘Broken’, Vernon, a disturbed young man, has been shot by police in a bungled operation. Those involved collude to deflect the blame away from themselves and towards Vernon. Others, including Father Michael, know the truth, and are driven to see justice done, and are prepared to protest and place their own security on the line.

 

Father, we hold those in authority in our prayers.

Their responsibility is great, the commitment demanded is awesome, the danger they face is terrifying.

Protect them, enable them to reach for the best for communities.

Let them be shaped by the wisdom that places justice, liberty and peace at the forefront of all community life.

Amen.

PSALM 118: 8-9

8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in humans.
9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.

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