My heart is heavy today as my beloved United Methodist Church expends untold energy to divide. Certainly, there are real issues. Important issues. Perhaps even issues that cannot be addressed in any other way, although I am not yet ready to give up. We are doing this in a world that is deeply divided to the point of polarization, and is filled with unfathomable human suffering, war, broken lives and hopelessness. And I keep asking myself, “How can a broken body possibly bring healing, wholeness and hope to a broken world? Lord, in your mercy, send your Holy Spirit to convict us, break us, and transform us so that we are truly the Body of Christ.