PRESIDENT OBAMA / AMAZING GRACE
Friday June 26, 2015
President Obama spoke at the funeral of Clementa Pinckney: Pinckney and eight other Church members and friends were killed by a white terrorist.
The President said: “We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered knowing full well he would not receive all those things he was promised, because he believed his efforts would provide a better life for those who followed.”
Words are difficult to find. No words are sufficient to express the grief over the loss of our loved ones. And maybe sometimes the music wells up inside us and expresses some of the pain and sorrow and helps open the path to Empathy and Compassion.
Music speaks when there are no words.