"But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless." - Psalm 10:14
Psalm 10 is one of my favorite Psalms. It is one of the portions of Scripture that ring most true to me. In it you have the ability for Christianity to tell the whole truth. Only the religion with the death of God at its center can tell you that things are at least as bad as you suspect. And only the religion with a resurrected God at its center can tell you that things are better than you can imagine. Only Christianity can bear the burden of both those crucial truths. Only Christianity can send out a people who can both grieve with the victim and hope with them too. It is the whole truth here. May we grieve with hope in this world, with thanksgiving for a God whose final word is joy.