Our hearts are grieved and saddened by another act of hatred and violence. We extend our sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the Orlando, Florida, USA, shooting and to those injured in this incident. We urge our people to reach out in tangible ways to share the love of our Lord with all who are suffering loss in these days.
May the words of Jesus spur us to exemplify His desire for all His children, “A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35). In this crisis and others like it, may all we do and say reflect God’s love and compassion.
Serving in Christ’s love,
The Board of General Superintendents
Church of the Nazarene