Tragedy quite often can beget courage.
Such is the case in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a tiny community near San Antonio that is reeling from the monstrous act of evil that killed 26 people and injured 20 others. Some of the victims were children; one was an infant; yet another was an unborn child.
First Baptist Church was rocked to its core. The community is in utter grief.
The gunman walked into the church and methodically murdered about 7 percent of Sutherland Springs’ population.
But here’s the courageous element: They’re going to have church on Sunday. The First Baptist Church family will gather in another location; its sanctuary is uninhabitable and well might have to be destroyed and rebuilt.
This is one measure of how courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy and evil presents itself.
May the congregants feel the love of an entire nation as they gather to worship.