An I Love You Wrapped in Fear

Church was ending. The benediction had been given, the closing song was sung and people were beginning to gather. I was doling out the requisite hugs and pleasantries when he came running to me. The moment was all too familiar. But something about that day was different. There was a seriousness to him that hadn’t…

Unthinkable, Unbearable, Unforgivable: a lesson in compassion.

Let me begin by saying that the death of any person at the hands of any other person, is unthinkable. The death of anyone at the hands of an individual whose duty is to protect and defend, be they neighborhood watch or police is unbearable. The killing of a person that happens in part or…