In every darkness there is hope, for the light is/was not extinguished. This is so important to remember in the midst of suffering.
"Today, the community of Orlando needs our love and support without turning their tragic situation into a point of debate about God's nature. Our prayers are with them today and all who are suffering with them. If I didn't learn anything else at all in seminary, I did learn one thing: when people are suffering it is not the time to carry on a theological conversation with them about suffering. It is important to be there for them in that very moment in whatever way we can." --Rex Dickey, Chaplain
"The man and woman made clothes out of fig leaves. Have you ever felt of a fig leaf? It is about as course as sandpaper. I couldn't imagine wearing clothes made from it." -Rex Dickey
"Over the past couple of weeks there certainly has been much suffering in the world. Many examples come to mind with all the spring storms, the Egyptian airliner that went down, and not to mention any suffering that the individuals who receive this email may have been through lately. No one is exempt, that is for sure." Rex A. Dickey
Do you know how you can read something over and over again, thinking you know it by heart, only to discover a new meaning--one that is so obvious yet provocative at the same time?