June 18, 2015
The tragedy that occurred in Charleston, SC, (Charleston, SC Shooting) on this day leaves me without words. To think of someone entering a Bible Study solely with the intent to harm - no KILL - makes my heart sick. As someone mentioned in something I read, the church should be a sanctuary - for EVERYONE - in the storm, not a place of bloodshed!
Perhaps the fact that I just finished reading Sue Monk Kidd’s latest book, The Invention of Wings, brings the horror of racism home even more sharply. The very church where the shootings occurred, and its founder, were in this book of historical fiction, set in the 1800s. Have all God’s children really NOT come any farther in learning how to love?!?!