The irony cannot be missed. Christians all over the world were praying that a Christian governor would not execute a fellow Christian brother who is almost assuredly innocent.
We Americans are much slower to see the idols of our own times and cultures.
The Red Letter Christians’ gathering went on despite the cancellation of the NRA event.
This knowledge should lead us to lament the terrible damage we have caused, and this should then shape how we move forward.
Acknowledge the brokenness that could produce such gut-wrenching darkness. Internalize. And then get to work . . .
As we return to Sunday School or youth programming, we have an opportunity — whether it takes place in person or online — to inform and educate families as we ask for their information to register their young people.