The time for our silence as the church is over. Dr. King once said, “In the end we will remember,  not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” It is time for us, the body of Christ to be outspoken about this violence. It is time for us to open our hearts, our minds, and our churches to the stories of survivors, to share with them the hope of God’s grace that is with us in our moments of deepest despair, and can in time bring hope. Now! Now is the time for us to break our silence!