A Time for Mourning

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.

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