Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious language, but may want to share joys and concerns, or simply take solace in a meditative atmosphere. Anyone who comes in the spirit of mutual respect, warmth and healing is welcome.It appears that nobody was signed up to do Brothers and Sisters tonight, so please feel free to come on in and join us for prayer.*
It's been a hectic week for a lot of us - so hectic that I missed posting a diary for another series that I was signed up to post - but it is good to gather here for peaceful reflection.
Please join me in praying for the community of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church here in Kentwood. The church is in my neighborhood, and my family used to go there. Last Sunday, the main part of the church was destroyed in a fire.
Also, let us keep in our thoughts and prayers those who are dealing with natural disasters, including the intense heat through much of the country as well as the fires out west.