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One Second of Silence

We, the people of the USA, are in a state of grief and confusion — even those of us who are not gay, transgender, Latina, or Muslim, even those who don’t live in Florida and haven’t lost a family member to gun violence. The tragedy in Orlando affects us all. The news reports and social media are full of opinions about what happened and why. I hesitate to enter the conversation, but a phrase has repeated itself in my mind: “One second of silence.” I feel drawn to look more deeply, and to reflect on causes. And I feel called to enter into the vulnerable openness to God which is ultimately the only place of safety. Continue reading

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