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Responding to Crisis!

  By Rev. Don Allen, Jr & Rev. Ethan Allen           As our country watches the news of the shootings in Colorado and in Georgia, we are reminded of just how heavy and dark life can get. At a moments notice, anyone can find themselves in a season of crisis, and often there is nothing they can do to prevent it.             The dictionary defines crisis as a noun, meaning a “time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.” This time of intensity is a response to a change for which we are unable to cope. No family or community should have to wrestle with this violence, with this death, and yet they must in this fallen and broken world. And just like they must find a way to reconcile with the new normal, the church is called to come alongside those in crisis and love them with compassion, humility, and truth Responding with Compassion… Compassion is defined as “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of other” We respond with an open heart to meet the n