March 4, 2018
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley
During the 1995 memorial service following the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, the late great evangelist Billy Graham said, “The spirit of this city and nation will not be defeated. Our deeply rooted faith sustains us.” We characteristically turn to faith during times of crisis. It is what we do in Oklahoma.
In fact, a measure recently passed out of committee at the state legislature proposes the nation’s motto “In God We Trust” be posted in every classroom. At a time when our nation is experiencing tragedies with devastating frequency, why aren’t we turning to God to help shape our response to injustice and vulnerability?