When Sanctuary is Violated

Perhaps there is nothing as jarring to our notion of self as when our SANCTUARY is treated with irreverence, or worse, when it is desecrated.  How do we react when our sense of the sacred is violated, whether that violation happens on our national border, within our church walls, or much closer to home?  The task of establishing and re-establishing sanctuary, again and again, even when we ache with fear or pain, requires heroic resilience. Lucky for us, we have inspiring stories of sanctuary builders to teach us how to sustain sanctuary, even in times most tumultuous. They teach us sanctuary is more than a place, it is a practice of sacred resistance to the forces that would try to destroy who we are.

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