Many people find movements of radical inclusion, including the ministry of Jesus, to be very threatening and work to suppress them.
Fair enough, going to church on Sunday is an inconvenience. Some- times it is necessary that we inconvenience ourselves.
The United States has seen a 25% increase in suicide since 1999. Simply condemning suicide does little to prevent it nor does it offer any comfort to the loved ones left behind. A serious conversation, a sacred conversation, is in order.
In the midst of pain, persecution, suffering and sorrow, we do well to put our grief into words, to engage in honest lament.