This is a time for mourning, a time for lament. And while taking time to grieve does not preclude the act of reconciliation, or the healing of relationships, today it precedes it. Peacemakers and justice-seekers, have your sorrow and your anger today, and then rest.
Worry about unity another day.
There is a time for everything: a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to be silent and a time to speak. For now, it’s time to mourn. There will be work to do soon enough.