Yesterday morning was a day of commissioning at Highland. Now (those of you from HCC), having been commissioned by your brothers and sisters, go out as ministers of reconciliation in a broken world! - - - - Jerry Sittser has the right to speak, having lost his wife, his daughter, and his mother in a tragic accident. These words really resonate with me: "Recovery is a misleading and empty expectation. We recover from broken limbs, not amputations. Catastrophic loss by defnition precludes recovery. It will transform us or destroy us, but it will never leave us the same. There is no going back to the past, which is gone forever, only going forward to the future, which has yet to be discovered. Whatever that future is, it will, and must, include the pain of the past with it. Sorrow never entirely leaves the soul of those who have suffered a severe loss. If anything, it may keep going deeper. But this depth of sorrow is the sign of a healthy soul, not a sick soul."