How do we respond to the horror—and the banality—of the massacre in Orlando? My first reaction was a softly appalled “Holy Shift!” Not because, for once, I was avoiding swearing. Instead, it was a response to the welter of emotions swamping me, overwhelming any thought, submerging me into an ocean of despair. My heart ached.
The United Church of Canada welcomes your prayers and support for all those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray, AB. Lynn Maki, Conference Executive Secretary for Alberta and Northwest Conference, reports that assessment of needs is ongoing as the situation develops.