"The fabric of our community has been violated."
"There has to be a place in your heart for the sadness and the joy."
When Christians in the United States engage in spiritual practices that help us be more present to one another and our local watersheds, we make our ministries more relational and authentic.
We need an altar call that invites us into a third way and an aisle that leads us to the love of neighbor. We need a raised hand declaring the decision to live for good news that is good for all people.
As we reorient ourselves toward Christ in this season of Lent, we must remember that doing so tangibly and fundamentally means reorienting ourselves toward our neighbor.