• I have been asked hundreds of times in my life why God allows tragedy and suffering. I have to confess that I really do not know the answer totally, even to my own satisfaction. I have to accept, by faith, that God is sovereign, and He is a God of love and mercy and compassion in the midst of suffering.

    Address at the Episcopal National Cathedral, Delivered 14 September, National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, Washington D.C.