But here's the thing: Walking into a church on Sunday morning and blowing a guy's heart out of his chest is universally recognized to be murder. It is also an especially vicious, pointedly sacrilegious, form of murder. The killer was was seeking to desecrate a sacred place, by purposefully committing a terrible sin in the midst of a community gathered to celebrate forgiveness.
Most readers will already have prayed for the soul of Dr. George Tiller, and perhaps for the soul of his murderer as well. Please remember in your prayers as well the pastors and people of Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas. Pray that in the face of this monstrous evil they do not lose faith, or hope, or love.