God weeps when his children destroy each other. Sibling rivalry has been with us since Cain and Abel, and we will have no peace until we learn that we are loved beyond imagining – as are all God’s people.
The tree of life is an ancient image of interconnection. The members of this suffering Pittsburgh synagogue profess that truth.
Episcopalians across the Diocese of San Diego join them in their grief and in the belief that God intends us to dwell in peace together.
Pray for those who have died in Pittsburgh, for those who have been injured, and for all who have hate in their hearts. Pray, and do the little works of love and righteousness that will ultimately bring that dream of peace to reality.
As I write, 18 children and one teacher have been reported dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas after yet another school shooting. The anguish, trauma, and fear of students, parents, and teachers touched by this violence is unimaginable. Today’s shooting affects young children, who have the right to grow up safe and protected […]
This year, May 30th is our nation’s Memorial Day, it is observed on the last Monday of May, and it honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Going back to the Civil War, where nearly 500,000 people died, women in the South tended the graves of fallen soldiers, not […]
This past Sunday, the EDSD Youth Leadership Council gathered at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Temecula. After worship that morning, the council spent time reflecting on their work this year and talking about goals for next year’s council. Elizabeth Sipra, a member of this year’s YLC from St. Thomas, said, “I think that Youth Leadership […]