I usually think of the positive side of ripples – the way our actions and words impact folks far and wide.  Today was a reminder that sometimes our actions impact someone in a negative way.  I am sad that the actions of a few have impacted the life of someone I love dearly.  So I pray that I will remember that when I make decisions.  I hold onto the hope that is ours.  The hope that cannot be destroyed by the institutional church.  I hold onto hope for K. that isn’t able to hold onto that hope for herself right now. 

There may be more to this later… we’ll see.

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