If you have not heard, a terrible tragedy occurred at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church yesterday morning. At about 10:18 am a man opened fire with a shotgun in the church’s sanctuary. So far, 2 people have died and 6 others were injured. This happened during a play that was being performed by the children of the church as well as children from other churches. You can read more about it here: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/news/local/church-shooting/.
While there are many differences between my theological beliefs and those shared by members of this church, we are the same in one major way. We are all people that God loves. My prayers are with those who were injured, their families, and their church. I pray that God provides them with comfort and peace during this time and in the times to come.