I’m not sure how to describe these last two weeks.
On Thursday morning as I was packing for vacation, my eyes were glued to the news, tears welling up in them, as I heard of the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston, where my wife and I honeymooned.
South Carolina, sister to my home state.
That day Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, put forward a statement. You can read it in full here. In it Bishop Eaton identifies that both the shooter, a member of an ELCA congregation, and two of the victims, The Reverend Clementa Pickney and The Reverend Daniel Simmons who both attended a Lutheran Seminary, are “our own.”
She’s right, of course. I’d take it one more step, though. All…
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