On November 9, we woke to the conclusion of a contentious campaign season and—against all odds—a Donald Trump victory. On one hand, it comes as a sigh of relief: no more debates, no more votes, and no more polls. On another it brings to light the multitude of wounds inflicted throughout the election cycle.
All along, we have known that half of the country would watch the results with chagrin, no matter the victor. Many of those feeling frustrated, frightened, and disenfranchised as a result of the election find themselves among our congregations, sitting next to us, communing with us, and sometimes (legitimately) suffering our contribution to their ache…
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Cover image by Jan Tielens.