The Rev. Frederick Schmidt, Jr., writes about the slaughter of at least 20 Coptic Christians early today in Minya, Egypt:
[W]e won’t be riveted to stories from Minya for days on end the way in which we have followed the news from Manchester.
… [T]he moral values that we hold dear should leave us ever restless and discontent with human definitions of compassion, mercy, and justice. Those values are not grounded in our politics or systems, but in the nature of God who, alone, is perfect justice and compassion.
Which is why we should be as obsessed with Minya as we are with Manchester.