The Federation of Christian Ministries wish to walk in solidarity with all the fallen and their families, and that means we walk with the shooters and their families as well, for they too are in pain.
“Herman Melville said “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow human beings; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects”. These events cannot be about choosing sides. The reason they hurt so deeply is because we are one. All of those involved are my sisters and brothers. We are all one.
I believe Jesus calls us to lead with love and challenges us to see value in all people. We need to work to live as one. Division and hatred is a lethal poison for all.