Word is just in that the suspect in the terrible shooting in Charleston has been arrested.
My first reaction upon hearing this terrible news was to remember back to those terrible days during the Civil Rights movement, with the assassinations, bombings and lynchings that were part of the daily experience of so many of our sisters and brothers. It felt like nothing had changed over the last fifty years.
May we all please keep everyone involved in this most recent tragedy in our prayers and thoughts. And, may we also find the courage to take steps to confront and eliminate the causes that lead to such hatred and violence.