Foster J. Pinkney – There are people in the pews whose presence is an act of resistance. They had to lift the weight of mental illness and the burdens of marginalization. They had to overcome physical pain and disability. They had to wonder if they were entering a place of acceptance or a place of trauma. We need to recognize their pain and struggle in the way we claim God.
Sanctuary is more than a location; it is also a state of being.
Source: New Sacred, The Rest of God