Sunday, June 12, 2016 at approximately 2 a.m., a gunman violently stole the lives of 49 of God’s beloved people. I cried that night, in my car, by myself, but I was not alone. Together, with my community, I am in mourning.
In the eighth chapter of Luke’s gospel Jesus is confronted by a man possessed by demons. The man is nameless, but is given a narrative. He is naked. He is homeless and finds rest among the dead in graveyards. He is depicted as one who is suffering.