Today we pause in our 'Stroll for the Soul' to instead, 'Walk in Solidarity.'
I am sure you have all heard about the horrific discovery of the mass grave at an Indigenous Residential School in BC. 215 bodies of children were found! These were all someone's child, someone's sister or brother, someone's grandchild - and yet their small bodies have been thrown into an unmarked grave in the hope that their lives would be forgotten.
Let us not allow this to happen.
Today, let us join with the rest of the country and say that their lives DO matter.
I encourage you today to wear something orange in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and Sisters.
All government buildings will have flags flying at half mast for 215 hours.
I also encourage you to join our nation and take a moment to be silent at 2.15 today. Stop whatever you are doing and just be still. As you pause, say a silent prayer for justice and reconciliation. If someone asks what you are doing - tell them that you are standing in solidarity because all lives matter!
Jesus said: "Love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12)