Congratulations to the Diocese of San Joaquin’s own Dr. Bill Atwood for being elected a member of our national church’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is a group that meets each month to prepare the national church’s budget and oversee the administration of the church between meetings of the Provincial Council, so a little like a vestry for the national church.
The past few months have not only been pandemic, but pandemonium. We have watched evil displayed by fellow image bearers and some police officers in recent weeks. We have heard cries of grief in our own neighborhoods and from all around the world. And the cries have gotten louder. We watched as peaceful protests were hijacked by chaos and violence, destroying countless businesses and property, and injuring not only bystanders, but also injuring over 800 police officers, some of whom have been killed as well. We still have a long way to go.