Today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, ninety-nine years ago. Many of the crew who went down with the ship came from Liverpool. Whole streets were left without their men: husbands, fathers, sons.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster.
These are black days for Liverpool.
This cry of the heart – a psalm Jesus sang at the end of the Passover meal on the night before his death; the words on his lips in the garden of Gethsemane – seem appropriate: Psalm 116.