The emptiness is colossal.
I was not a Hallman supporter, I'm not bereft, although some are. I was not a Morales supporter, I'm not let down that the long fight is over.
I trusted the process, knew that our good people would make a choice that was deeply considered. I believe in them. They made a fine choice, Rev. Morales is a good man, he will lead us well.
The people of this beloved community have drawn a line, some on one side, some on the other. The rift is deep, I feel it. It scares me. I want us to wrap our arms about one another and say "we begin again in love, we begin again in love".
This is what happens when you love your faith with a fierce and abiding passion. It matters. For just this moment my trust has fled.
And I pray that I wake up and find it curled in a ball on the foot of my bed.