Today is the Christian sabbath, both here and in Charlottesville. May brothers and sisters across color and racial lines immerse themselves in the peaceable kingdom of Christ and become overflowing streams of love and joy that are a stronger force than those that pit man against man. America has seen this before throughout our history. The racial, immigration, and religious riots of the 1800s come to mind. By measure they were large and on any scale scarier than what we know today. Through the grace of Christ the better angels of our natures were given wings that raised us above our earthly fears and freed us to love righteousness and eschew evil. May it be so today.