- Diana, you are so on point with this clarion call to comfort and clarification. Even if there is none to be found in this moment of great angst and shame. Tomorrow's sermon will not be business as usual. While sitting here refining the sermon "Oh, Grow Up!" on 2 Peter 1:5-8, flowery, inspirational illustrations have given way to this painfully poignant reality where soul-tending demands acknowledgment. And so I will. Even at the risk of not being invited back to preach again to this Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation that is, at cursory glance and soul stance, the antithesis of Giffords' advocacy for the oppressed and advocate for justice. In the meantime, I weep and pray; and am taking others along with me.
My prayer even now is this, Speak Holy Spirit, your servant hears.