Recently Read: Broken windows a strike at church’s heart

Leslie Linthicum, columnist for the Albuquerque Journal, published a piece this morning on the recent vandalism of the stained glass windows at the First United Methodist Church of Albuquerque:

“Just to have it so targeted, it just feels like somebody’s beating up on your family and you don’t know why,” Linton said. “It’s not like something that teenage kids thought would be a funny prank and did on a lark. This is a serious beating to have done this kind of damage.”

via Broken windows a strike at church’s heart | ABQJournal Online.

Many United Methodist congregations have been through similar circumstances, and Linthicum’s piece gets at some of the emotions felt during those events. Click on the link above to read her full column.

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