Tragedy in Lewis – A Pastoral Response

My phone has hardly stopped ringing over the past couple of days, with journalists from different news organisations desperate for information and ‘an informed opinion’ about the recent tragic death of Iain D Campbell.     It still disappoints me that in a world where people are being killed, this is considered so newsworthy that it merits so many column inches and so much gossip.     However to some degree I don’t blame the journalists – that is the world they inhabit and they are just doing their jobs.  Its more reading the accompanying comments and even more sadly what passes for ‘prayerful concern’ in the Christian world , which really sticks in the throat.

What can be said?   In some ways it is surely better to say nothing, but as a christian minister in Iain D’s church – and knowing the upset, hurt, pain and confusion this…

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