Shame, Darkness, Secrecy, Fear

Late last night, my husband and I listen to the remarks following Sandusky’s guilty verdict. I’m not as happy as I thought I’d be. I’m not as relieved as I thought I’d be. I find myself in anguish over what this trial reveals about a culture of shame, darkness, secrecy, and fear. There’s hope today, however, because the verdict helps reverse and rebuild. It sets the whole community on a course to radically change. 

Instead of shame, we live in communities of vulnerability and acceptance. 
Instead of darkness, we bring our lives into the glorious light.
Instead of secrecy, we live by transparent truth to others.
Instead of fear, we live by courage and faith.

We shine the light of God into every dark place. We rescue, protect, and heal.

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Please continue to pray for the Penn State community.

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