Sacred Space

Last Monday we Americans experienced the horrors of terrorism at the Boston Marathon. I was especially interested because my son-in-law was one of the runners and my daughter, her husband, waited for him at the finish line right where the bombs went off – only she was there two hours earlier. Parker Palmer once talked about public space as a place where people gather for public activity, like a marathon, with little fear from the criminal element. Terrorism has reared its ugly head once again and made sacred space into terror space. Our hearts go out to those who were killed. Our hearts go out to the misguided young man and their families – one had a wife who was an American Christian. These cases are always complicated because life is complicated. Let us turn our hearts to God who is our ultimate “sacred space.”